This article was originally published on WackoJaco
It's something we all have and yet none of us want to talk about - awkward family photos. Just thinking about them can make you cringe! But don't worry, if you think yours are bad you can relax because you haven't seen anything like what we're about to show you! These people decided to make things as uncomfortable as possible and now they and their children are going to pay the price forever. So sit back and check out these absolutely ridiculous family photos unlike anything you've seen before!
1. Every Zoom Meeting Be Like
As COVID-19 spread across the world, businesses shifted to Zoom's video meetings. It also meant an increase in video meeting fails. This grandma would definitely agree with us.
The person who took a photo of this gorgeous grandma seems like the perfect person for an awkward Zoom meeting. He'll make boring conference calls way more memorable (although probably not in a good way).
2. When Granny is Way Cooler Than You
Grandparents are the best. Mom tells you not to have another candy and they give you two more.
Mom tells you to turn off the TV and they're like, "Let them watch. I remember how you were always glued to the TV screen and it gave us enough alone time. That’s how your younger brother Steve was born."
3. The Vintage Photoshop
This is something that looks a thousand times better than a lot of the photoshopped work out there. You know why? Well, this Texas grandma photoshopped Leonardo DiCaprio over her 'not so nice' late husband. Yeah, her late husband wasn't the nicest man and she came up with a perfect way to cover his face.
If only we could replace toxic people in our lives so quickly. And who wouldn't want to replace their nasty ex-husband with Leonardo DiCaprio, right?
4. Reflection On The Good Times In High School
In the photo, the guy took a 2002 Senior Year Picture with his bird, handsome Jeff (a lot of girls had a crush on him). The photo made the yearbook and 10 years later, Jeff was caught reflecting on their long history. This is sentimentality in its truest form.
Jeff has seen his boy turn into a man and he is thinking, "Look how much better I have aged… good old times!"
5. Here's My 24/7 Job
Moms are the best. This is the story of every mom out there. They sacrifice a lot for their family, including comfort and even mental peace. This strong lady just wanted to use the toilet in peace and go back to the hectic life. But the kids and even the doggo were like, "Noooo, you can't leave us alone. Are you crazy?" So, they joined her while she was on the toilet.
Now, the mother has this photo hanging on her wall for everyone to see. She also sends this photo to her son every Mother's Day.
6. Party Like It's 1899
This great-grandmother was born in 1899, and being born in the Victorian era, she could definitely party. Bottoms up, great-grandma, but make sure you keep holding on to that chair.
Although the person who uploaded this photo never met their great-grandmother, they know that she was a legendary person. People at that time knew definitely knew how to have a good time, and DEFINITELY hold their liquor better than most. Now, not so much.
7. Staring Into The Middle Distance
Doesn't she look like a mom that regrets all her life decisions? Her face alone is worth a thousand words.
Maybe she is about to ask her mom, "So when did you say you're sending him back to wherever he came from."
8. Delete The Photo Or Face The Grandma's Wrath!
When the cameramen stumbled into a 'secret' meeting of the grandmas, they were like, "'You heard our super-secret cookie recipe! Now we have to eliminate you!'
So, the rule of the Secret Grandma Club is nobody talks about the Secret Grandma Club. And is it just us or does it really looks like great-grandma is threatening the cameraman with a knife?
9. Don't Everybody Try To Help At One Time
These cousins were at a photoshoot when one of them fell off the stool. To others, it may look like a bunch of kids bullying someone. Hey, bullying is bad but we feel that movies tend to take things a bit too far: the bully ALWAYS gets beaten up in the end. But that's not how it always goes in real life, right?
Imagine showing your kids Christmas movies and seeing them heartbroken because Santa never came. We don’t like Santa. He works one day and judges kids for the rest of the year. Create awareness but try to set realistic expectations as well.
10. Being Awkward Is The New Cool
This lovely couple has 5 kids, 4 of them adopted through foster care. They always tried to make a relationship with their kids a priority. So, it meant they had a lot of fun together. They even took crazy photos for Christmas to teach them that being able to laugh at yourself is a wonderful attribute.
This family looks awkward and we love it. We have to say that it is a relief that their mess was intentional.
11. Dad Rocks, Kids Shocked
If you try to make a book on why dads shouldn't be left alone with their kids, you have a duty to include this photo in it.
Hey, at least it is better than silly dad jokes, right? Don't believe us? Read this dad joke: What do you call someone with no body and no nose? Answer: nobody knows. Not entirely convinced yet? Another dad joke is, "This graveyard looks overcrowded. People must be dying to get in."
12. "They're Hereeeee!"
There's nothing out of the ordinary about this girl's preschool picture. The photographer thought holding a flower would make her look cute and innocent. The photographer must've said, "Wow, what a beautiful child you have," before slowly moving towards the door.
It seems like she has evil plans. We can bet she is thinking, "Roses are red, violets are blue, you break my heart and I'll shoot you."
13. When You Are Done With 2020
Maybe this grandma fell asleep and the tide came in, but we highly doubt it. We feel she's the new lead star of AquaGran, the prequel to Aquaman.
Given that 2020 has been so amazing (you know what we mean), maybe she already noticed the tide and didn’t care about it.
14. Not Holding Back
The parents decided to frame this poem written and illustrated by their son who was in second grade when he wrote it. True sibling love does exist (where's the tissue box).
"Let's have another baby, so Johnny can grow up with a sibling and have a fun childhood," they thought. Well, Johnny disagreed with them.
15. Everyone In Quarantine Be Like
This girl found her spirit animal at a very young age, but what's your excuse for a lazy lifestyle (oh sorry, we forgot about Covid)?
This hippo reminds us of Moto Moto (“the name is so nice that you say it twice”) from Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
16. Ready For A Business Meeting
This cute guy looks like a tiny businessman about to make a deal worth millions of dollars. He is like, “So I told him Santa is good at Karate because he has a black belt."
Or maybe he's saying, "The customer said he couldn't afford the car, and I told him you can't afford NOT to buy this car. Sold!!!"
17. Nothing Goes To Waste
When the mother made outfits for her two sons from the drapes that came with their couch, she didn't want to achieve ultimate camouflage.
All we can see is a couch and two disembodied heads. There is nothing like blending in with the upholstery.
18. A Genuinely On Fleek '80s Couple
This couple in the late '80s had a swag level of 1000. Now don't start comparing them with your parents.
Sure, your dad wears cargo shorts and sandals everywhere he goes, but it doesn't mean he is not cool. But if he wears a fanny pack, you should consider changing your father. Moms always look beautiful.
19. Mrs. Doubtfire, Is That You?
We have to admit that she does look a lot like Mrs. Doubtfire. It seems like she has 3 kids and a mortgage. She is old beyond her years.
We're not done yet. It does look like she is about to punish you by pinching your cheeks and giving you one candy instead of three.
20. Mission Accomplished
This poor husband went to the pregnancy room to support his wife, and he did end up cheering her up (not in the way he wanted).
Maybe the doctor in the pregnancy room said to him, "Congratulations Mr. Jones. It’s a concussion!"
21. Oh, The 70s
Too bad the kid didn't poop on his father's lap. We're sure you all must be thinking why on earth you want to traumatize your kid, but we believe the dad was up to something else that day. Maybe he was trying to hide his fear under the cries of his son.
It happened in Coney Island in 1977. By the way, he would be vilified and in jail today for this act.
22. Pennywise's Childhood
It is pretty clear the parents of this mini Pennywise love Stephen King's work. But did they ask the poor fella if he felt the same or not?
Does he know who he's portraying? Surely he's not been allowed to watch the movie IT at his age.
23. A Match Made In Heaven
The grandpa looks like Hugh Hefner's brother and the grandma looks like Taylor Swift. At least grandma didn't make a song about her exes (hi, Taylor).
We don't know about you, but we really want to see the offspring of these celebrity doppelgangers.
24. Is That Possessed Spawn?
Bring a toddler to a wedding, they said. It will be cute, they said. It seems like some old people kept on saying to the kid, "Hey, you're next!" The kid doesn't want to get married so soon.
We can't understand why kids try to go up a skirt. Are they always trying to go back into the womb? Now that you have seen this photo, we cannot guarantee you won't be having nightmares about it. So, apologies in advance!
25. Is This A Soap Opera Advert?
This 1980s photo of siblings is just another thing from the ‘80s that's pretty much gone now.
The quantity of hairspray is so much in this picture that you might sneeze. Bald people might get a bit jealous after seeing this photo.
26. If Jim Carrey Was A Math Teacher
How many of you like math? Given that math itself has so many 'Problems' that it asks us to solve them, we cannot expect it to solve our real-life problems.
This super cool dad is teaching math in Southern California in the late '70s/early '80s. At first, it looked like Jim Carrey taught high school math.
27. The Impact of Magnum, P.I.
It is really interesting how back then, Magnum P.I. was the style. Or will it make a comeback soon in the future?
Imagine 2021 starts with a huge come back of this style. Or what if Dwayne Johnson gets a hair transplant?
28. Those Pants Are A Few Sizes Too Big
First of all, look at that voluminous hair! This was one of her favorite things to do as a child.
The middle-aged woman's haircut is what makes this look even weirder than it otherwise would.
29. 1960s Ski Lift Fact: Only The Strong Survived
The safety standards in the ‘1960s were top class. You could also use your arm to prevent others from falling off.
We have one question: Is that the number of people killed in the bottom left corner?
30. It's Always The Youngest One
When the young lady's sisters on the right were accepted into private school, no one was shocked and we can see why.
It seems like she wanted to tell them that there was no reason to feel proud or anything. Guess she did make a strong point that day.
31. Baby Alfred Hitchcock
The great-grandmother who worked for a photography studio in the '80s created this gem. As the two sisters at the corner of the photo look cute, the little one looks like he is in a food coma. To us, it seems like he just peed and doesn't even care.
We can hear Alfred Hitchcock's voice: "Goood Eve-en-iiing. Tonight's menu includes my two sisters."
32. When The Easter Bunny Wants His Eggs Back
Social distancing has become a norm (thank you so much, Covid-19). But some people were practicing it a long time ago. Take an example of this photo. All of their social distance Easter photos turned out to be super terrifying.
Donnie Darko anyone? This is an incredible failure. What's with the smoke bomb? Did the Easter Bunny Monster appear in a puff of smoke just before the photo was snapped? We want answers.
33. Now Wonder Why She Is Smiling
Someone's friend managed to blow this bubble and all we can say is that she got a real gift.
We just have one question that might bug us for many nights: Did anyone ask her to pop the bubble?
34. Where's The Pancake?
Just like you, we also thought there's a pancake in the ceiling and they're all waiting for it to fall. In reality, there was a moth in the kitchen. A pack of mighty hunters assembled that day.
We understand why it made two cats and one dog curious, there's no conclusive proof on why that guy has a grenade in his left hand. Oh no wait, that's a brush.
35. Real-Life Exorcism?
Hold your horses! This is not an exorcism. No one was shouting, "The power of Christ compels you! The power of Christ compels you!!"
It is just a girl getting baptized when she was about 10. And yes, those are her legs.
36. When You're Too Sexy for Your Shirt
The cool grandpa sent his grandson a photo, which he took in celebration of his eightieth birthday. We adore maniacal older people.
This is what happens when someone tells you to "Leave the city's hectic life and go somewhere to enjoy nature." Well, he is certainly enjoying nature.
37. Danny, Come Play With Me
Someone got their 10-year-old daughter dressed up for a New Year's Eve dinner and tried to take a pretty photo of her. Instead, they got a haunting picture that looks like she's missing her evil twin. All fans of The Shining must be like, "Her twin is not missing. She's right behind you."
We have to say that it’s kind of not possible to take a "pleasant" photo when there's a surreally repeating pattern, especially a profoundly receding hallway that runs straight down the center in the background.
38. Who Need Video Games!
If your mom hasn’t made herself into a ramp for your new BMX, did she even love you? You can see some solid upper body strength right there. Every mom out there is like, "oh, the things we do for our kids."
Nowadays, moms are like, "Go play on your Xbox and don't come up with an idea like this one...ever again!"
39. Miss Future "I Want To Speak To Your Manager"
This young lady was 11 years old when she went to Glamour Shots in the mall. She walked out as a middle-aged woman who wants to speak to the manager (we're talking about all you Karens out there).
Before anyone gets offended, we just want to clear that Karen is a pejorative term for someone seeming to be entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is normal.
40. Don't Boop The Kid on The Nose
You’ve to change your uncle if he gives you advice on how to drive safely when he drives under the influence almost every night coming back from the bar.
But never ever change your uncle if you have cool Goth Uncle Ben. He looks so cool and nice.
41. Modern Problems Require Ancient Solutions
When your great-aunt uses her old television as a stand for a modern one, you know that it isn’t stupid if it works.
We won't be surprised if the great-aunt cuts her old clothes and uses them as face masks. We really want to know what she did with her first husband.
42. Welcome To The Family
The disappointment on the child's face in the background shows that he is about to say, "It was fun being the only child while it lasted."
Let's see how long it takes for him to hide that feeling. Did you feel that way when your younger siblings were born?
43. When Your Creativity Exceeds Your Skill
When someone thinks they had the worst wedding photographer in the world, you may disagree with them. But what happens when they show you this photo? The photographer's creativity exceeded their skill.
It looks like something from the Wizard of Oz. We tried searching for a word that would describe this photoshop fail. Help us find one?
44. When You Have Savage Parents
It was Halloween 1994 when the parents became a sock and a sock box. They even asked kids to put on their white pajamas because they were dryer lint.
Hey, at least they're better than those parents who gave their daughter and an 'Eye Pad' when she asked for an iPad.
45. When You Give Birth To A Marshmallow and Not a Baby
The mother who shared this photo online wrote, "My adorable son was a wee bit chubby as a baby." Lady, it looks like he's just evolved in the sink and is now climbing out.
And did any of you notice all that garlic? Was she afraid of a vampire coming through the window? We all know that vampires need an invitation before entering a house.
46. Alien Autopsy, Done Old-School
So this is what grandmas in photo #8 were trying to hide. These are the two of the grannies from the secret meeting!
Hey, take the grandma to work at Area 51. It is pretty clear that these grannies raided the secret airforce base way before it was cool.
47. Even The Dog Looks Scared
They were forced by their father to take part in a 'pet look-alike' competition. It still haunts them and we can understand why.
We do feel sorry for them but we have to ask one question: Do they still wake up howling in the middle of the night?
48. Once You See It, You Can't Unsee It
When your friend's husband goes inside a pumpkin bounce house, you better call 911. It seems like he was fed up with the world and decided to go back to where he came from (you know what we mean).
Do the designers of these things even see the finished product? Maybe some teenagers design these bouncy houses because that would explain everything.
49. The Little Red Riding Hood: Belarusian Version
This little girl was picking mushrooms in Belarus in 1987, one year after the Chernobyl meltdown in neighboring Ukraine.
Just so you may know, the Russian officials say the fallout from Chernobyl has had no adverse effects on the local flora. We want to know when this girl started to glow in the dark.
50. You Go Mom!!!
The person who shared this photo wrote, "My Mom's bed hung from chains, and she had a mini bar for a headboard. 1972." All we have to say is that those are handcuffs in the spoon rack.
The cat is like, "I don't want to be here." These people look like they hosted some really crazy parties.