Every family’s got at least one: that awkward, inexplicable photo that you hope nobody will ever see again. Maybe it’s in one of your mom’s albums, or it’s tucked away somewhere in Aunt Carol’s basement. Maybe you’re just waiting for the day that you can burn it, thereby erasing your family’s secret shame from the annals of history.
These 15 photos are a good mix of every kind of awkward photo, and since they’re not lurking in your mother’s basement, feel free to laugh instead of cringe.
#1. A true classic.
#2. I’m frightened.
#3. The day you realized your parents lied to you about how awesome school is.
#4. What happens when your mom is a hairdresser and needs practice.
#5. Some kids have trouble watching their parents walk away at school. Or she’s rehearsing for her part as the pig in the school play.
#6. What’s up with the second girl from the right?
#7. The most horrifying photo bomb.
#8. When one of you farted but you’re blaming it on each other.
#9. Favorite prom photo ever.
#10. Y’all what on earth.
#11. I feel like this is definitely on its way back in style.
#12. She’s nailing this big sister thing.
#13. When you Google “engagement quote” and use the first one that comes up.
#14. Maximum 80s.
#15. No way these two weren’t awesome parents.
Feeling a little better about your weird family?