Burn Baby Burn

June 29th, 2009

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“My family after a day of skiing. Looks like dad forgot sunscreen. The little red head (my sister) had to go to the hospital because her eyes swelled shut.”

(submitted by Julia)

100 Responses to “Burn Baby Burn”

  1. Kira says:

    He also brought an empty bottle of Aloe Vera. Ugh my little cousin is like the little girl on the right her sunburns are horrific and she’ll sunburn in the shade on a cloudy day!

  2. Diane says:


  3. BadMoFo13 says:

    What a caption…lol. Bravo!

  4. Shannon says:

    What happened? Swelled and red faces. Sunburns don’t make your face swell. Must have been some sort of plant they touched.

  5. sallio says:

    lol it says st.cloud on the shirt… sadly i live near there.

  6. colleen says:

    Dad wore sunglasses but not sunscreen?

  7. Snowrider says:

    “Daddy, where’s my eppi-pen?”

  8. Heino says:

    The first time I went to my dermatologist looking like that, he literally gave me every pamphlet in his office and said, “READ THESE!”

  9. Blucat says:

    it looks like the girl on the right’s eyes are swollen shut. not cool… small joke

  10. Shu says:

    yeah, that green thing is a jacket hang tag from a ski hill.

  11. Lily says:

    Young Anna Paquin on the left?? 🙂

  12. Kim says:

    What’s up with dad having a sunglass tan, and not getting the kids some? The one girl seems to be holding up a *help me* sign, while the creepy hand coming from the back edges closer.

  13. ferfer says:

    Skiing, yes. That would explain the swollen face – smacked head first into a tree on the way down the bunny slope.

  14. Tim says:

    First, the camera…then we go for the Aloe Vera.

  15. GasMoney says:

    i like how the degree of happiness seems to be incongruent to the degree of pain.

  16. Yah says:

    Yes, snow skiing. Another clue? The white things in the picture is snow. Sure they are wearing short sleeves but they layered up to go outside and now they are hot. The hair is sweaty from the hats. The girls with the puffy cheeks is just a big, cute smiling girl. Nothing wrong with her except she is a bit of a ham for the camera.

    • Kattjake says:

      Can you really get that burned from skiing? That would explain why they have no sunburn anywhere else…long sleeves. If this pale family was to wear no sunscreen in summer they would be blistered everywhere, Don’t come down here to Texas without SPF500 pale man and children!

      • Mindy says:

        YES– wind burn is a b****! Even just being out in the cold makes your face red.

      • Melba says:

        You can get sunburn anywhere there’s sun. I am the queen of all that’s red and blistery. And windburn aint no picnic either!
        Them puffy eyes look like an allergic reaction; hugging a cat, perhaps?

        • Yah says:

          Being the “queen of all that is red and blistery” isn’t something you want to admit too much. Just saying…
          Might want to reword that 😉

        • clevergretel says:

          Brilliant call on the snow skiing! I think also the sun reflects off the snow and can cause more of a sunburn than you’d expect. And sunburn can cause facial swelling, but there must be more to the story on the little girl’s eyes swelling like that!

  17. Jossa says:

    Snow skiing?

  18. Yah says:

    I believe that is a skiing ticket the girl is holding. That redness if from the cold. Notice the the hat mark on the older girl’s head? The man has ski mask marks. And St. Cloud, MN? It is more cold than hot up that way, don’t you know?
    I am from those parts, I know it.

  19. Cheesewhiz says:

    At least he remembered to wear his sunglasses…

  20. Cincoflex says:

    Have to admit, the ‘book of matches’ pattern on the younger kid’s shirt doesn’t help much either. Hope she got a nice wet towel for her face–

  21. Linda says:

    Not sunburn…

    Rosecea. A skin disorder.

  22. Señor_Citizen says:

    Nyria, if we told you once, we told you a thousand times…
    Never eat shellfish and go out in the sun without a hat right afterwards. You know what it does to your eyes. Tsk, tsk…

  23. C B says:

    SPF 0…..that’s great.

  24. Melba says:

    That caption’s hard to beat!! Awesome!

  25. Cerocool says:

    Looks like his daughter had an allergic reaction to something.

  26. Nimbus says:

    Nah, I’m pretty sure he had one too many mojitos.

  27. Amice says:

    Minnesotans don’t care; we take the sun wherever and however we can get it. Try & find a summer picture *not* like this in any of our photo albums up here.

  28. NorandaPete says:

    This is what happens when you look at the microwave for too long!!!!!!!

  29. Fleabitten says:

    Gees dad, forget the bug spray and the benedril??? Little sister looks all eaten up. No more father/daughter weekends for you. Or is that what you had planned all along, evil dad???????????? Bwa hah hah hah hah hah.

  30. hoola says:

    Ouch. My skin hurts just looking at this.

  31. I have a feeling there will be a lot of pictures like this popping up. I’m a burner myself, so I can relate to the irritation. Have a good week!

  32. boatingirl says:

    You’d think their chins and neck would have gotten a ray or two! They are SO white compared to the middle of their face. And is the little ones eyes swollen shut? ouch!

  33. OMG, burned skin, burned retinas, and the ignorance to enjoy the injuries! An ophthalmologist’s dream…

  34. Jessica says:

    The girl on the right, are her eyes swelled shut? Wow, and still smiling. What a trooper!

  35. Miller says:

    The new “HeadOn” sunblock did wonders for us!

  36. Mark says:

    As Dad’s attempt at a hug demonstrates, bad sunburn can adversely effect depth perception.

  37. Jenany says:

    At least dad wore sunglasses ((obviously)) … the poor kid on the right’s eyes look swollen shut!

  38. laurie says:

    Maybe they’re all just really embarrassed by something.

    And his third daughter, behind the one in the blue shirt, happens to turn invisible when she gets camera shy.

  39. Hero Hog says:

    What is with the band of burn across the girl’s faces? Were they watching atomic bomb tests from a poorly shielded bunker?

  40. Steph says:

    There are so many things wrong with this
    picture. Where do you start?

    I wonder if the girl is so burned that she can’t open her eyes?

    • Lila says:

      Given her sister and dad’s burns, that’s almost certainly what happened. I got 2nd degree sunburn once, and my face swelled up like it was going out of style. The only reason I could open my eyes more than her was because my cheeks are not very (what’s the word?) puffy(?). To be fair, given their skin tone, Dad may have put sunscreen on them and either not used a high enough SPF or not reapplied. When I was in the emergency room for my burns (they covered about half my body), the doctor told me that because of my skin tone I needed to use at least SPF 45 and reapply as often as I could. See kids? Dad may not be a complete incompetent.

  41. Laura says:

    Well, that’s what we get for living so close to that nuclear power plant! But it was so much cheaper.

  42. rwblake says:

    Uh, Dad I cannot open my eyes. Just hold on sweety we have to get this photo, the allergic reaction can wait.

  43. Phil W. says:

    The youngest daughter soon grew tired of playing with the Fischer Price Lil Hornet Nest. But not before learning a valuable lesson.

  44. kevin says:


  45. TREEMAN says:

    …in my opinion it´s just a picture/foto – nothing, really nothing AWKWARD. nothing…

    • laughing_hard says:

      correct. not awkward, just mean! get that poor girl some medicine for her reaction and don’t take a picture to remind yourself of how much you got burnt!

  46. hello says:

    she has poison ivy !! my sis got it and she swelled up like the little one !! lol

  47. Bernardo says:

    Are you sure that was not vodka-induced? They’ve got the “Yeltsin smile”…

  48. Ummm...........Greg? says:

    2nd Degree Burns, Allergic Reactions, St. Cloud Minnesota……………………………SUCCESS!!!!!

  49. Kevin K says:

    Nevermind the sunburn – someone should look after the kid on the right who is *severely* allergic to bee stings, apparently.

  50. Ashley says:

    I’m actually pretty concerned about the little girl on the right…. Poor thing

    • Shaunna says:

      I was just thinking the same thing! Her face looks swollen. I’m thinking they should have taken her to hospital and skipped the picture!!

    • Wainscott says:

      Yeah, the red headed step-child always gets the worst of it!

    • Kendall says:

      my sister is a redhead, and when she gets a sunburn she swells, i don’t know what it is, but a trip to the doctor may have been in order.

    • Samantha says:

      Looks like she had some kind of allergy to the massive amounts of sun exposure that day! I think Dad also forgot the Benedryl.

    • Alain says:

      HILARIOUS! Why are they stopping to take a picture and they look like that. What father, in his right mind, would not see the dyer need to get immediate help?

      He’s makign us look bad!

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