Face Slide

July 7th, 2009

Face Slide - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Sometimes you just need a little push. Thanks, dad.

(submitted by Alayna)

241 Responses to “Face Slide”

  1. Joanne says:

    Poor little kid-I think the position her legs are in is hysterical. She literally went down face first!

  2. Jean says:

    The best part is that someone was at the ready with the camera and got the great shot! Wow. The dad and the kid will never live that down now.

  3. patkerash says:

    Little froggy girl is gonna come up screaming from this one. Poor little thing.

  4. W says:

    The scary part is that the dad’s leg is probably missing because it’s up in the air as a result of the throwing motion he used on his child.

  5. Tocsnai says:

    Adults actually have lots of spinal injuries on the ol’ “Slip ‘N’ Slide.” Awkward toy.

  6. Snowrider says:

    When I was a young teen (circa 1972) the only things better than a home made slip and slid were bottle rockets and those great old school Lawn Jarts!

  7. Dynila says:

    I am undoubtedly going to hell for laughing as hard as I just did at that poor girl’s misfortune. My office mate just died, too. ;-D

  8. Ingrid says:

    I feel a little guilty laughing at this!

    And what the heck is up with the one leg hanging out in the background?

  9. Amy says:


  10. Wombatgirl says:

    Seriously; where is the other leg? That is one hell of a wide stance.

  11. Blucat says:

    it takes talent and skill to get that kind of action shot!

  12. Bastet11 says:

    Aww..too sad!

  13. Melisa D. says:

    You know it’s a bad fall when your face hits the ground before stomach, then your hips, and THEN your legs, and last your feet.

    Poor girl. I’m wondering if she’s still feeling it.

  14. Gneekman says:

    Now that’s what I call using your noggin!

  15. Bequi says:

    I was just playing on a slip-n-slide the other day, and let me just announce to anyone who is wondering:

    That “stopper” isn’t worth jack. You still need to make sure you clean up any dog poop past the runway.

    I bet she got pushed with his foot, thus one is missing. Otherwise I think we’d still see his hands in the picture.

  16. alayna says:

    OMG! I am cracking up about the one-legged dad! I never noticed that before, but it makes it even more funny! I have no idea where his other leg is! And, just for the record, it looks bad, but she wasn’t hurt at all – didn’t even cry. She just emerged a little smarter – never let dad throw her again!

  17. nite owl says:

    Okay, this is AWESOME! I’m sure the little girl is fine or they wouldn’t have sent this in. This is inspiring me to post an awkward family story. Stay tuned.

  18. rdonal says:

    All I can say is…….”Ooooooooooh Nooooooooooo………….sssslllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiide, poor dear.

  19. Jennifer says:

    This could not have been funnier if they planned it! What perfect timing. I love the legs that are straight up in the air! Poor thing.

  20. Mamabritt says:

    I have a mommy urge to pick her up and tell her its ok…..

  21. laurie says:

    When they aren’t stuck to a velcro wall, the father and daughter enjoy the fun of the slip ‘n slide.

  22. Señor_Citizen says:

    Slip ‘n Slide ‘n Second-Degree Face Burns.

  23. mark says:

    I find this one disturbing and not funny.

  24. Tim says:

    “See Honey? That’s why it’s called a “Slip N’ Slide’!”

  25. unsupported says:

    It’s poetry in motion.

  26. Mara says:

    It’s really sick of me but I can’t stop laughing!

  27. Jeccaess says:

    Yeah, I’m really left pondering “where is the dad’s other leg?”…

  28. theturbolemming says:

    Actually, I believe this is the fighting lotus yoga position…

  29. Carla says:

    I admit, I laughed.
    I do feel badly for her though, I’m sure she felt
    embarrased, so hope daddy gave her a big hug!

  30. bahahaha

  31. Meh Mehndelsohn says:

    This is like an AFP BOGO. Behold the Amazing Unileg Balancing Man and Faceplant Frog Baby!!

  32. Kellye says:

    So hilarious!

    This looks like a fancy slip and slide. There seem to be 3 lanes so that you can race. The one in the middle is at an advantage. While the outside lanes are being permanently scarred by the metal stakes, the center lane is home free straight to the 2 inch deep kiddie pool at the end.

  33. MODOG says:

    I haven’t been able to stop laughing for about 15 min now. There should be a warning on this picture, I had a mouth full of coffee before I saw this. You owe me a mouth full of coffee…and a new keyboard.

  34. El Pee says:

    Best Photo EVAR. Also, the lack of a right leg makes the awkwardness delicious and perfect.

  35. mebinger says:

    You know it hurt, but you just can’t help but laugh.

  36. Sarah.J says:

    Funny* even

  37. Sarah.J says:

    this is funy.. ive seen many many an injury on our makeshift slipnslide.. giant black tarp, bucket loads of dishwashing liquid and water. just watch out for the fence, the giant gum tree and that annoying guy who keeps falling on his head and just sitting there..

  38. Amykins says:

    Geez, what did he do, shoot her out of a cannon?

  39. Sarah says:


  40. Maggie says:

    Poor little girl!

  41. Toko says:

    *dies* I can’t stop laughing!! help LOL LOOOLL
    this is good!

  42. Barbie says:

    no no, this isn’t funny. whenever children and old people get hurt, it’s not funny. If it was a 14 even, then it would be funny, but not a little child. I hated slip-n-slides, I like the new air water slides. Also they did bring back the slip-n-slide it now has a blow up thing at the end for a “stopper”.

    • JP says:

      Oh, Barbie, I am SOOO with you on that! Other people’s misfortune is seldom witty or amusing. It’s cruel. If it were someone pompous and unpleasant, then maybe…. Laughing at this maybe says more about the people doing the laughing. Think on.

    • Cathy says:

      I totally agree.
      I don’t think babies getting hurt would ever be funny.

    • tattoo says:

      Come on Barbie, a picture of a faceplant into a slip & slide IS funny. Kids are more resilient than you think. And odds are that the kid didn’t get taken to a hospital immediately after somebody took a picture that was submitted it to awkwardfamilyphotos.com!

    • monkey says:

      Oh get over it.

    • Someone says:

      You rational confuses me..

      It’s not funny if it’s an old person or young kid, but it’s funny if it’s a 14 year old???

      But heck.. you’re entitled to not think something is funny.. Me.. I’m cracking up.. Hell if that was a picture of me as a kid that I’m looking at now I’d still laugh..

    • Pete says:

      Uck come on, grow up….

      This isn’t an amazingly funny snap (like the high leg lean), but it’s worth a laugh.

      Presumably it was sent in by a family member, or (more likely) the kid herself. I’m sure they’ve gotten over the terrible of sliding down a bit of smooth, wet plastic on their face and can now have a little chuckle at it themselves, and – as it was sent in to this site – would clearly like you to have a chuckle at it too.

      Is it tough? Going through life with absoloutely no sense of humour?

      • alayna says:

        She wasn’t hurt! It looks bad, but she didn’t even cry (okay, only a little bit!) But she went right down the slip-n-slide about 15 more times, and there wasn’t even brain damage – I know this because she never let her dad throw her again! I’m her mom, and she’s about to turn 5 now – no permanent damage – and she loves this picture – laughs every time she sees it! I should mention she has 3 brothers – this was nothing!

  43. emm says:

    where IS dad’s other leg???

  44. Geoff says:


    • AndreaM says:

      Squeek! Good one…This picture is too funny. I know the little girl was probably pretty PO’d but as long as she is not hurt then it is HILARIOUS!

  45. Rugerman says:

    Well, at least she won’t be talking about her one-legged dad for a bit.

  46. modcenturygal says:

    Very funny!!! I remember growing up with these and they finally took them off the market because of this…or else you’d just slide off the end and on to the lawn…on to your sidewalk…in to the street. They were fun!

    • Katie Ann says:

      Did they really take these off the market? Wow. We used to make ghetto ones with some big roll of plastic my dad had and stake it to the ground with wire hangers. Add hose, enjoy your friction burns.

      • CJ says:

        We did the ghetto slide too! We used garden stakes that had sharp points at the tops of them. Sty in the middle kiddos!

      • Bean says:

        They still make them. We bought one last year! they now have ‘pools’ at the end. Just makes a more spectacular finish to your humiliation. 🙂

      • SuperMom says:

        (I know I’m so late but I discovered this site recently) We made bootleg ones too with plastic sheeting from my grandfather’s construction company and bricks. I think I still have scars 25 years later.

    • Stacey says:

      I just bought one 3 days ago for my nephews and Niece. My sister was like, “THANKS.” Nice sarcasim sis. But the kids are stoked.

    • coley says:

      My sister just bought one for her two kids. They are shorter than they were when we were kids.

  47. Claudia says:


    this is so hilarious and adorable at the same time.

    5 stars

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