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Birthdays

Happily Ever After

You’re never too old to be a princess.

(submitted by A)

Split Ends

“My ex-husband surprised me after work with a birthday cake. I wanted a picture of my son and I for the scrapbook so was leaning forward to get closer to him. I had not been to the hairdresser’s in 2 years and had age inappropriate hair at the time. The candles took care of that and luckily, my husband managed to put out the flames with his bare hands once he realized what was happening. Of course, he missed the shot of me screaming my head off. I’ve been going for regular trims since.”

(submitted by Sharon)

 

Make A Wish

“Even a 4 year-old knows there’s no “winging it” with birthday candles. This is my brother’s birthday. My mom had obviously forgotten the candles and had instead snapped Christmas taper candles in half.”

(submitted by Denise)

Culture Shock

“My first birthday- I am the one in the center, screaming my lung out, surrounded by family, friends, and one very very confused exchange student who was staying with my aunt.”

(submitted by Lauren)

 

Saturday Night Special: Cakerack

Finally, something the whole family can appreciate.

(submitted by Lara)

Lost In Translation

“This is a photo of my friend Samantha. it’s her fifth birthday and her first bday in america. At the time, her mom couldn’t read English very well, so she got a “Happy Anniversary” banner.”

(submitted by Michael)

Crappy Birthday

“This must have been my 10th or 11th birthday. It was a custom that the cousins would give out the birthday spankings, but apparently it got a little rough. I think I look terrified. It’s like a scene out of “Lord of the Flies.” Notice the John Travolta poster in the background, and the fact that my brother is laughing maniacally and holding a leather belt.”

(submitted by Vanessa)

Honker

“This is a picture of me blowing out candles at my birthday. At the time I loved that clown and he came to a few of my birthday parties, but now I look back at the pictures and they just look…horrifying. I’m really surprised I’m not afraid of clowns after seeing this picture.”

(submitted by Brandi)

Fish Out Of Water

“This was my birthday present– fins and a mask.  I’m not sure what is the most awkward part of this photo…my sister lurking in the background, my unenthusiastic stance, or the arrows on my suit pointing to my hoo-hoo.”

(submitted by Andrea)

Ketchup

“That’s me sandwiched between my fraternal twin aunts on their 16th birthday. Aside from the random Ketchup bottle, I particularly enjoy the ashtray and paddle in the forefront. I suspect my sour expression has something to do with the latter. I dont know why my aunts look so pissed, after all; they got matching feather boas and 7-UP bottles.”

(submitted by Abril)