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Penny Cat Aurora Leopard Butterfly With No Wings

“Our 4 year old daughter, who refers to herself as Penny Cat Aurora Leopard Butterfly With No Wings, was greatly anticipating picture day at preschool. She styled her own outfit for the occasion, and when the photographer told her to ‘Smile pretty like a princess’, this magic happened.”

(submitted by Leslie)

The Ageless Wonder

“My wife might be a vampire. On the left, junior prom. On the right, 20 years later in the exact same dress.”

(via source)

Renaissance Regrets

“I lived in Luxembourg as a kid so my family did a lot of traveling in the five years we lived there. I was going through some old family photos this weekend and found the ones from our trip to Italy. In looking through the pictures, it was obvious that my siblings and I were not happy campers on this trip as we all refused to smile in every picture. However, this picture and the look on my face says it all! I’m sure my Dad thought it was hilarious to have his eight-year-old daughter pose in front of a fat naked man sitting on a turtle.

The statue is ‘The Fountain of Bacchus’, sculpted in 1560 by Valerio Cioli. He used Duke Cosimo I’s court dwarf as the model for Bacchus. If you want to see the statue today, or take your own picture with it, it’s at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy.”

(submitted by Shelly)

An Easter Possession

“This photo has baffled my family since it was taken on Easter 1984. When my mom got the photo back, she immediately had me try to pose like this and I couldn’t. We’ve never figured it out. No photoshop, and I assure you I am neither possessed by a demon nor anywhere near that flexible.”

(submitted by Sarah)

The Fabio Hoax

“Our daughter met Fabio at a Whole Foods when he was promoting his line of protein drinks.  She asked for a photo and he was more than happy to oblige.  We sent this photo out to friends and family with ‘Our Future Son-in-Law’ in the subject box, and nothing else, because, it’s Fabio. Who doesn’t know who he is?  Surprisingly, more people than we thought as we started receiving cautious congratulations…”

(submitted by Karen) 

Like Chippendale Like Son

“This is my son Little Earl. He takes after his Papa.”

(submitted by Big Earl) 

The Gift Of Innocence

“My 8 year old went dumpster diving in our neighborhood. He was so proud. He brought this home for me, because it has a heart on it.”

(submitted by Dina) 

Reindeer Games

“I had this same type of photo taken of all three of my kids but when I pulled out the reindeer antlers for my last child, the photographer that I had used for 15 years said ‘Oh please, No. I’m going to have to call Social Services.'”

(submitted by Chantal)

Direct Hit

“This family portrait was taken during a beach photo session. Yes, that is a frisbee flying towards my husband’s face. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured in the process, and we DID end up using this picture on our Christmas card that year. It just pretty much sums up our family in a way no words can.”

(submitted by Nora)

Jortman

“This is my Dad prancing around in his cut off jeans. The two older women in the background look generally concerned, and with good reason. Yeah I see where I get my extreme enthusiasm for jorts.”

(submitted by Ashley)