Embarrassing Family Photos

United States
April 4, 2008 6:46pm CST
I am sure that everyone has seen some embarrassing family photos and perhaps there have been some embarrassing ones taken of you... In my family, there are the photos of someone (perhaps me) with a plate of spaghetti on her head, the nephew who as a baby was posed next to a large zuchini which was bigger at that time than he was, the typical kid with the cake all over his face, and the black and white movie that showed my mother batting her eyes at the camera imitating the movie stars of her day... What embarrassing photo images are in your family photo album or tucked away in a photo box that never sees the light of day? Who took them and what was their relation to the object of the photo? Has anyone tried to get a rise out of you or someone else in the family by showing the embarrassing photos to others who are not in the family? Like a sister showing another sister's boyfriend a photo and saying: "Oh look at this, she was so cute with those braces or with that plate of spaghetti on her head" and showing them to a boyfriend or girlfriend. What was the result... anger, fear, embarrassment or what? Did you get even? If you did, how?
3 responses
@jesbellaine (4140)
• Philippines
5 Apr 08
Yes, I have a photo of me on which my hair looks like a mascot hair... you know.. like mcdonald's hair?! mind you, that is my hair when I was a kid, I look like a boy. Well, they used to laugh and show it to my friends and other relatives... I don't really get mad or anything, embarrassing coz they thought I was a boy but that's it. hehe. I love that pic anyway. I am still cute. heheh wish i could scan that and show it here hehehe but that photo was big and can't be scanned hehehe
• United States
8 Apr 08
The fact that you have a good sense of humor and do not mind a little bit of laughter is a good thing. I'll bet you did really look cute then... I must admit that I do have one photo taken of me when I was young with a pixy very short haircut. I did not like it at all. I say now when I wear my hair down to my shoulders and beyond that I am rebelling from having to have my hair cut so short as a child. grins... there are a lot of other reasons for it, but it is one of them, I admit it.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I've got lots of bad photos, I was a child in the 1980's, decked in neon spandex with big hair. I think the worst one was when my mom was in denial that I needed a training bra, and got my pictures professionally done. She sent them to everyone before I could see them-and my nipples were showing! My family has shown the funny pictures to my husband, but we just laughed about it. Afterall, he was also around in the 80's and had some very funny biker shorts!
• United States
9 Apr 08
sounds like you had some funny photos... It is a good thing that your husband also had them to share. :)
@sisco100 (2343)
• United States
4 Apr 08
nope and glad tht i dont all the pics tht my parents have ar of me at the age of 5 and after. i was adopted so i dont have to worrie about them doing tht to me