20 People Who Hilariously Recreated Their Childhood Photos

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20 Hilarious Recreated Childhood Photos

3 brothers recreate childhood photos
Via Bored Panda.

There's nothing like a trip down Memory Lane! Looking through old family photos can be fun, in a nostalgic kind of way, even if your childhood memories often appear super awkward in retrospect. I'm just saying; childhood and adolescence seem to be universally gawky stages in most peoples' lives. Sometimes the things we did when we were five don't exactly translate well to our adult selves.

Adults taking their awkward baby and childhood photos and recreating them, down to the last, cringe-worthy detail, has become a very popular (and very funny!) trend on the web. There's no shortage of recreated childhood photos out there, but here are 20 of the very BEST of the bunch.

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Via Reddit.

Some things never change, and thank goodness for that.

Let's see:

Giant underwear? Check.

Crazy eyes? Check.

Commitment to the gag: We have a winner!

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recreated childhood photo
Via Reddit.

Somethings are cute when you are five... but not so cute after that.

Related: These Messy Kids Totally Ruined Your Stuff (and They Aren't Even Sorry).

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recreated childhood photo
Via Reddit.

She really nailed that quiet "I'm secretly drowning in sand!" facial expression, both then and now.

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recreated childhood photo
Via Distractify.

It's the simple things in life! Stop saying she's "easily amused" like it's a bad thing.

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20 Hilarious Recreated Childhood Photos

recreated childhood picture
Via Stylista.

Some brothers and sisters immediately regress when they're together in the family home. Others never bother to grow up in the first place.

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recreated childhood photo
Via Awkward Family Photos.

Fly high, little bowl-cut dude. Some day you'll grow into a soaring-eagle adult bowl-cut dude. Namaste

Speaking of bowl cuts: 20 Kids Who Rocked The Worst Haircuts On School Picture Day.

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recreated childhood photo
Via Distractify.

Over ten years later and they're still pretty adorable, right? Those surly facial expressions!

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recreated childhood photo
Via Distractify.

Talk about your awkward family Christmas photos..... Years later and their daughter is still openly hitting the bottle like that. Sad.

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recreated childhood photo
Via Awkward Family Photos.

"My, you've gotten to be really heavy-- er, a big boys," Santa said with a grunt.

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recreated childhood photo
Via Awkward Family Photos.

Ah, youth. The promise of a new day. 

(Okay, and where did that guy find an adult-sized shirt with little boats on it?!)

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recreated childhood photo
Via Imgur.

"When did my baby grow a beard?!"

You might also like: 10 Cute Babies Who Really Love Music.

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recreated baby picture
Via Reddit.

Aw, look at the little angel. Shh, let's not wake him.

Recommended: 18 Shocking Photobombs We Never Saw Coming.

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recreated childhood photo
Via Imgur.

This picture gets funnier the more you look at it. Every single person brings something to the table.

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recreated childhood photo
Via Distractify.

Look at these two joyful brothers! They're just the most cheerful little tykes ever.

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brothers bathtub recreated photo
Via Reddit.

Everybody said they'd outgrow this habit... but here we are.

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Awkward Family Photos recreated
Awkward Family Photos.

This family took what was already a fantastic awkward family photo and brought it full circle. The chaos, the crying, and the general mayhem captured by this pic is classic. The grown-up baby sitting stiffly in the center is the cherry on top.

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recreated childhood photo
Via Awkward Family Photos.

Well, that was unexpected.... It's a good thing they stopped at three sons or the next one would be a giant.

Recommended: 20 Hilarious Perfectly Timed Action Photos.

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20 Hilarious Recreated Childhood Photos

Luxton Brothers recreated family photo
Via Tumblr/Then and Now.

Whoa, how long was that nap?! This is some straight up Rip Van Winkle stuff.

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Awkward Family Photos recreated
Via Awkward Family Photos.

All these years later and this family still doesn't understand how posing for a photo works. You look AT the camera all at the same time, folks! Remember?  

*Sigh*  Maybe they'll figure it out in another 10 years.

NEXT UP: If you think these pics are funny, take a look at the 20 most hilariously awkward celebrity encounters, or check out some more awkward family photo fun below.

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