Childhood photos can be very awkward. Most of the time, when we look at our family’s album, we cringe at the sight of our younger selves, who let others photograph them during their most embarrassing moments. Awkward or not, looking back at childhood photos is very nostalgic and for some, it can spark the desire to go back. Well, that’s exactly what some people do, when they decide to recreate childhood photos. The result is usually adorable and hilarious. So, sit back and get ready to have a great time, because we made a list of the most amazingly recreated childhood photos that will make you laugh out loud!
1. Topless Trio
When they were young. The three brothers took to the yard with their shirts off and their shorts on, to have some pure innocent fun. Years later they decide to recreate the classic photo, and we have to admit, the new one is a lot more awkward than the original, there’s nothing like seeing grown man with their pants pulled up, not to talk about the younger brother, who has since gotten himself a beer belly, but still choose to wear some sort of adult diaper. It’s hard to look at, but we applaud their bravery!
2. A sticky situation
These four brothers were willing to do anything it takes to recreate their favorite childhood photo, even if it meant getting themselves completely covered in mud.
Hey, at least this time around it’s not the parents’ responsibility to wash them!
3. Raincoat recreation
This family photo seems to be one of the photos that makes you feel like nothing ever changes. Decades apart and the four still have raincoats in the same color they had as kids. The things that makes you realize time has passed, is the little kid grew tall, while the girl next to her, stayed at around the same height.
4. Hold tight, daddy!
Some family photos ate harder to recreate than others, and this is a great example of one of them, the father has shrunk, while the children have grown. How the father manages to hold on to his two grown ass kids without collapsing is beneath us but it does make for a very cute photo.
5. The baby of the family
You know how they say, the youngest child always stays the baby of the family? Well this photo recreation proves that claim. But being physically held like that by your mother when you’re already a grown man is enough to cause anyone a trauma, in our opinion.
6. A messy eater
While the first photo is adorable and funny, trying to recreate that as an adult just makes for a really awkward unflattering picture, but we have to give her credit for going through with it anyway. Maybe she was just looking for an excuse to eat like that again. Once a messy eater, always a messy eater.
7. A surprise in the shower
When kids are young, parents have to make sure all of them are fed, bathed and clothes, which is really a harder job than it seems. That’s why many parents take shortcuts when it comes to showers and just cram all of their children in there together. As kids get older, they’re able to wash themselves, and showering with your siblings becomes too weird for obvious reasons. But these jokesters didn’t let that get in the way of them recreating this silly shower photo. We’re just happy they all have swimsuits on, otherwise it really would have been awkward.
8. Buried in Sand
When we were young, we all loved going to the beach and building sand castles. Those of us who were more cunning enjoyed burying their siblings in the sand. In this case it seems the two siblings were buried by either an older brother or by the exhausted parents. Recreating this photo probably took a lot of effort since they both have gotten bigger. One thing that hasn’t changed is the older brother seems satisfied, while the younger sister seems to be suffering.
9. Overall, nothing’s changed
Kids of the 90’s are too familiar with these jeans overalls, which, for some reason were considered fashionable at the time. We have to admit, kids do look cute wearing them, and while nowadays some grown women manage to pull them off, the second photo proves no grown man should ever wear them ever again.
10. A stripy situation
Another item of clothing that should never be worn by a grown man is shorts. But these three brothers didn’t let that stop them from recreating their childhood photo.These brothers have great attention to details, matching their shirts and sock to the original photo, but there’s one thing they couldn’t recreate: their heights. The years made the youngest brother the tallest and the oldest is the shortest. Bummer.
11. The hair terminator
While Arnold Schwarzenegger is most known for his role in The Terminator, is his free time he cuts his son’s hair just like other parents. These photos goes to show that while some things change, some things stay the same. It seems that with all of the years that passed Schwarzenegger’s son never gave up on getting his cut by The terminator.
12. Feet to the face
These siblings probably have really good memories from their family trips, and it seems to have made them willing to hold their grown brother’s icky legs, just to recreate a childhood memory. While we appreciate their dedication and their love for each other, we have to admit we don’t really care seeing this guy’s legs and feet, not when he was a kid and especially not when he’s all grown up.
13. Before and after
For this young lady it seems like nothing has changed. Not only are the same items placed in the exact same spot in the photo, she also has the exact same bored, indifferent expression. We really think she should get a hobby that isn’t recreating her childhood photos, because this is just depressing.
14. Baby Brothers in a Blanket
This is the one rare case where both photos, the original and the recreation are just adorable! In the original you can see the older brother kissing his new baby brother, while the baby is just shocked to be alive! In the recreation you can see that both kids have grown into men who can grow marvelous beards, and who still love each other, just like they did back then!
15. Trying to fit in
When children are young, they love trying to fit into small weird spaces, like pots and pans. Parents usually love it because it’s both practical (you know exactly where all your children are) and it also make for a cute photo. Trying to recreate these types of photos can be tricky though, since, adults can’t really fit into small spaces. The second photo shows us what happens when they try and we have to admit, the result is hilarious.
16. Act your age!
This photo definitely stands out because, for the first time, the recreated photo looks more natural and right than the original one. This kid was probably a wild child, since at such a tender age she was flipping the camera off, while sitting next to a glass of whisky, we hope she wasn’t drinking. But, in the recreated photo it looks like she turned out just fine, and now, she finally knows how to act her age.
17. Sleepover Silliness
When you’re young, sleepovers with your best friends are the best! You get to stay up late talking and playing video games all night long! Usually friends who sleepover together, stay together, which is exactly the case for these three friends, who stayed friends long enough to recreate their childhood sleepover photo in adulthood.
18. Copy cats
Children love to try crazy things, like pressing their face against the copy machine and making a copy of their face! What we’re surprised to see in the original photo is that this kid had a cool mother who actually joined him inside the photocopier. Years passed but these two stayed cool and close, as you can see in their recreated photocopier photo!
19. Take us to church
It seems like no matter what, this family goes to church on Sundays. In the first picture you can see the father and his three sons put on their best clothes for church. In the recreated photo, their clothes don’t seem that church appropriate anymore, since the times have changes and they’ve grown. The funniest part still has to be the father trying to hold the younger brother who’s definitely not a baby anymore.
20. Hoodie Monsters
It seems that in childhood, these two really liked acting goofy together. In the original photo, you can see them both pulling their shirts up to make themselves look like monsters. The outcome was adorable. As adults, these two still act goofy, and the ultimate proof of that is their willingness to recreate this picture and how successful they were in recreating the spirit of the original picture.