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15 Awesomely Awkward Birthday Photos

By julieminer |

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Some of us want our kids to have The Perfect Birthday. Some of us gave up on that a long time ago. The only thing perfect about birthdays in my family is my confidence that someone will have a meltdown, someone else will get jealous and/or crabby and that I will need a refreshing adult beverage by mid-afternoon.

I have reason to think a lot about birthdays right now, as 2 of my kids are celebrating on this month. So at least in my house, late Spring seems to be birthday central.

I was therefore delighted to see a whole section about this on the hilarious website Awkward Family Photos. They did not disappoint.  They range from cute to embarrassing to downright terrifying. They are awesome.

All images are courtesy of Awkward Family Photos.

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Awkward Family Birthday Photos

Put it down, please.

What the hell is grandpa doing?!

Read more from Julie at her blog Rants from MommyLand. Follow Julie on Facebook and Twitter for additional goofy nonsense at no extra charge. You can catch up on her posts for Strollerderby, too – where she is often slightly less stupid.


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Julie W. Miner writes the blog Rants from Mommyland. She has three kids, a long-suffering husband, a very naughty dog and a geriatric, ill-tempered cat. In addition to blogging, she teaches at a college she couldn’t have gotten into because she made bad choices in high school. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “15 Awesomely Awkward Birthday Photos

  1. Suburban Snapshots says:

    It’s difficult to see the photo detail when the images are so small, it’d be great to have photo-based pieces feature a better slideshow interface.

  2. Mikaela says:

    At 17, I would have pouted too if my dad wore a shirt that said “Old Skool”. Really pops?

  3. Heidi says:

    oh my! Those are great.

  4. Jodie Moss says:

    i love these exceot the one at the cemetary may be a birthday celebration of someone who has recently died

  5. Amanda says:

    Maybe he’s mad that he got a birthday lasagna instead of a birthday cake :/

  6. Amie says:

    The booby cake!!! Oh no! LOLOLOL!!! I kept looking at it thinking it was supposed to be something else, and it just resembled boobies. But it was REALLY boobies!

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