15 Huge Life Events That Are Actually So, So Awkward

Life in Pieces is all about celebrating the everyday moments that make you cringe, cry, and then laugh hysterically. We can't wait to see what kind of hilarious hijinks the Short family gets into when the series returns for Season 2 on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

1. Watching your baby spit-up on a stranger.

1. Watching your baby spit-up on a stranger.

Life in Pieces is all about celebrating the everyday moments that make you cringe, cry, and then laugh hysterically. We can't wait to see what kind of hilarious hijinks the Short family gets into when the series returns for Season 2 on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Until then, let's run through some of life's more awkward and unavoidable moments, like when your little one decides to spittle on a stranger.

And you thought childbirth was gross. Just wait until you see all the stuff that comes out of your kid after your kid, well, comes out.  

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2. Having to tell your engagement story over and over and over and over again.

2. Having to tell your engagement story over and over and over and over again.

For most couples, getting engaged is the beginning of their happily ever after. However, when family and friends insist you keep retelling the tale, your bright and shiny moment starts to tarnish faster than sterling silver flatware left unattended. 

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3. Being in public with your children when they won’t stop crying.

3. Being in public with your children when they won’t stop crying.

It’s a universal truth that kids cry. Like, a lot. It's bad enough when it’s in the comfort of your own home. But when it's in public? All bets are off.

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4. Deciding whether to call your in-laws by their first names or

4. Deciding whether to call your in-laws by their first names or "Mom and Dad."

Joining another person’s family is a gentle dance and it’s easy to spawn two left feet when it’s time to address your in-laws. 

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5. Asking your grandchild to teach you how to use the newest piece of technology.

5. Asking your grandchild to teach you how to use the newest piece of technology.

It’s hard to grow old gracefully when your tweenage granddaughter has to school you on how to operate the universal remote.

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6. Getting the stomach flu while staying over at your significant other’s place.

6. Getting the stomach flu while staying over at your significant other’s place.

Indigestion happens, but hopefully not when you’re spending the night at your boyfriend’s pad. 

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7. Being asked to give a toast for a marriage you’re positive will end in divorce.

7. Being asked to give a toast for a marriage you’re positive will end in divorce.

When in doubt, be sure to wish your friend a lifetime of happiness… and keep the receipt for their wedding gift. 

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8. Dressing casual for a black-tie wedding.

8. Dressing casual for a black-tie wedding.

Sure, the average person will be hard-pressed to find a tuxedo or floor-length evening gown in their closet, but that won’t stop the fashion police from issuing you a style citation when you wear a sundress to your next formal affair. 

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9. Catching your parents in the, uh, act.

9. Catching your parents in the, uh, act.

Seeing your parents get handsy is bad enough, but hearing suggestive sounds adds an entirely new layer of awkwardness to an already uncomfortable situation.

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10. Being the last person in your grade to go through puberty.

10. Being the last person in your grade to go through puberty.

Our bodies are a mystery, especially when they’re going through the ups and downs of maturation. Perhaps the only thing worse than being the first person to hit puberty is to be the last. 

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11. Figuring out who your “Emergency Contact” is when you’re single.

11. Figuring out who your “Emergency Contact” is when you’re single.

The pizza delivery guy seems pretty responsible, don't you think?

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12. Not recognizing relatives after they’ve had work done.

12. Not recognizing relatives after they’ve had work done.

Last time you saw your mom's sister, she looked like a normal 55-year-old woman. Now her face looks like someone stretched Silly Putty over a cantaloupe. Oh, the humanity!

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13. Being asked if you’re pregnant when you just put on some extra pounds.

13. Being asked if you’re pregnant when you just put on some extra pounds.

Maybe you're in your first trimester, or maybe you just polished off a five-course meal at the nearby steak house. For that reason, unsure onlookers should always keep their lips a-zipped.  

For more amazingly awkward family moments, watch Life In Pieces, which premieres Monday, Sept. 21 at 8:30/7:30c after The Big Bang Theory

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14. Planning the perfect wedding that's likely to be anything but.

14. Planning the perfect wedding that's likely to be anything but.

It's a day that every little girl dreams of! However, no matter how well you plan, it's hard to avoid forgetting to invite a certain relative, getting duplicate presents off your registry, or being forced to cut your college buddy off from the open bar.

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15. Getting stuck with an unfortunate nickname on the first day of school.

15. Getting stuck with an unfortunate nickname on the first day of school.

Kids can be cruel, especially when your last name is Butts or Gross.

For more amazingly awkward family moments, watch the Season 2 premiere of Life in Pieces on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

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