Behind The Awkwardness
“This picture is of me and my two siblings after church on Easter Sunday…when we got home, we decided to wake Dad up and have him take family pictures with us. This is how it ended.”
(submitted by Fiona)
“This is a photo of my dad and my sister’s boyfriend putting a puzzle together while on vacation in Phoenix since it was so stinkin’ hot to go outside. I guess this was also a good way to keep track of the baby.“
(submitted by Joy)
“Our family went on a forest walk Easter Egg hunt at a local farm and I caught this pic. The entire family witnessed the bunny flopping down on a stump in exhaustion or ‘resignation.’ My six-year old looked up at me and asked, ‘Is the Easter Bunny okay, Mom?'”
(submitted by Sarah)
“One day we went to change our two week old child. At that time the new doting daddy (me) took pictures of almost everything. Just as his nappy came off the poor little mite projectile pooped straight into the whirling blades of a fan heater. It made quite a mess.”
(submitted by Andrew)
“This is my parents leaving my grandmothers house after staying there for a month after I was born! My mother didn’t believe she actually could take care of me alone, at 28 years old! That’s my grandmom locking the door in the background! Thankfully they turned out to be good parents!”
(submitted by Melanie)
“This is a photo of my Ma and Pop out on a date in the ’80s. My mom must have followed the instructions on my father’s shirt, because 9 months later I was born!”
(submitted by Cleitus)
“This is my sister’s school photo in 1971. My Mom insisted that she wear and wig and as you can imagine, she wasn’t very happy about it. It was of course great to see your older sister get some pay back for all the torture she had caused me during that period.”
(submitted by Kenneth)
We’re sure you have a lot of questions about our photos, and we do too. We interviewed Chris, the owner of this photo, to get more of the story. Welcome to Awkward Q&A!
Okay, so, what’s the story here?
This is a photo of my brother holding his new daughter. My daughter was standing behind the couch hugging my brother and it looks like his head is on her body. You can also see my other daughter on the couch next to them, and my Dad looking on. It was taken in 1985 at my home in Edina MN. The daughter sitting on the couch just moved and found this picture as she was sorting things. We all had a good laugh over it.
What’s the gift on the floor, and who was it for?
The gift was for the baby and included exact same floral patterns as the couch in the case it ripped.
Speaking of floral prints, was everything in that room floral print?
Is the couch still in the family?
The couch now belongs to the baby, who is grown. She is hoping for her own kids soon so she can pass it on and out of her house.
Let’s move on to your Dad. What’s that stain on his shirt?
Barbecue sauce from the wings he was eating earlier. I think the stain looks like The Virgin Mary when you are really close to it. For that reason the shirt, was never washed.
What is in that can on the end table?
Hauenstein Beer. My Dad had it with the wings. Only the best for us!
Do people ever confuse your brother with Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride?
Not yet, but he currently does a musical review of Tony Orlando and Dawn at a Minneapolis American Legion on weekends!
Well played, Chris. Well played.
(submitted by Chris)