This is a toast to the unfortunate souls whose faces were its own form of birth control.
  1. If you are ever having a bad day, just remember:
  2. Be thankful you never looked like this. 😂
  3. Please add your own embarrassing childhood photos!
    @MariyaAlexander I'm tempted to see what you looked like!
  4. I wish this was a joke photo but sadly it's not. 12 year old me posed like this for every. damn. photo.
    Suggested by   @marissarae
  5. 10 year old me gave zero fucks about anything
    Suggested by   @soph
  6. I feel you!
    Suggested by   @tawny
  7. I think this picture is hilarious, but it's the only one on my phone ✌🏻️
    Suggested by   @katiesham
  8. Circa 1992 (Age 11)
    Suggested by   @kate81
  9. This was as much action as I'd gotten at this point.
    Suggested by   @lgw
  10. Yeah. That's me in the Pocahontas shirt. If you try to vocalize the sound my mouth is making you'll be surprised I've made it this far.
    Suggested by   @bredee
  11. Super star!
    Suggested by   @so_so_funny
  12. Sweet 16
    Loved that car, but I have no explanation for the hair or outfit.
    Suggested by   @kelrie
  13. My sister caught me sneaking food before dinner 😅
    Suggested by   @houseof_darien
  14. 8th grade was rough
    Suggested by   @80lemons
  15. Age like 8 or 9 when I did tae kwon do for like 3 months and then anxiety stopped me.
    Suggested by   @nervesofscared
  16. I'm posting this because I was asked nicely but I'm not willing to discuss this even a little.
    Suggested by   @boygirlparty
  17. My mom bought this picture in an 8x10 😖
    Suggested by   @mhawkeyem
  18. There were several to choose from but the bucket hat really sealed the deal. And plastic slides? What bra am I wearing? This is in Gr. 7 aka old enough to know better.
    Suggested by   @kbon
  19. Hi my name is Mariya and this is my inner child
    Suggested by   @MariyaAlexander
  20. What a cutie
    Suggested by   @Taylor_G
  21. My family still refers to this as my Albert Brooks period.
    Suggested by   @shauna
  22. Two for one: me on the left, my sister on the right.
    Thankfully have some fashion sense now... But check out those turtlenecks. Also, wore round "Harry Potter" frames for years after this 👓
    Suggested by   @michellejennifer
  23. Doing my best to channel Angela Chase while staring into the abyss.
    Suggested by   @gabimoskowitz
  24. 7th grade horror show
    Suggested by   @element75
  25. This was the happiest moment of my life.
    Suggested by   @lorothery
  26. it was a bad decade!..
    crimped hair, straight fringe (bangs), a recycled dress for my holy communion (it was my flower girl dress), a 'lazy' eye, crooked smile to match my crooked teeth.. Ouch, '85-'95 were mean years :/
    Suggested by   @jessicaz
  27. Presented without comment
    Suggested by   @xtineengels
  28. I used to refuse to get a photo taken unless my parents took me to get cornrows put in my hair
    Suggested by   @nerd
  29. I guess it was what some people call : being swagg
    Suggested by   @Lisa_Fav
  30. Gymnastics in space circa 1999
    Suggested by   @clownhairqueer
  31. I got my first period, like, a week later
    Suggested by   @maggielocker
  32. All of the sass.
    Suggested by   @franksars
  33. A conversation between me and my mother recently as she was cleaning out her closet
    Suggested by   @DanaDigsYou
  34. Gangly arms? Check. Glasses with string around so I can hang it from my neck like an elderly librarian? Check. Noodle hanging from my mouth? Check. Messy hair? Check. Inappropriate can of beer? Check.
    Suggested by   @denesha
  35. This outfit was the peak of fashion in 1999
    Also every picture on this list BABY KATE WHAT ARE YOU DOING???????
    Suggested by   @k8mcgarry