This is exactly why kids shouldn’t play with fireworks without parental supervision.
(submitted by Roxanne)
Tags: 4th of July, accidents, dad, overalls
1) If there was a problem with the propane tank, it would have been discovered when the grill exploded last time it was used.
2) Dropping a sparkler on your foot for a split second would hardly leave a mark.
Clearly, you paranoid fools were not allowed to play with explosives when you were younger or you would know these things.
I can assure you from personal experience, a sparkler on the foot will leave a scar. Still have one 39 years after the “sparklers on the end of a baton” incident!!!
Sparklers get hot enough to melt gold. I agree that they could cause a scar.
Oweeeee! As a mom this picture makes me wince but it sure is funny of all the places to drop the damn sparkler… No wonder fireworks were banned in my country for years. Igits!
With an open flame roaring full blast 16 inches from the propane tank, why do some morons think the sparkler is going to make the tank blow up the neighborhood and everything in it; Ever see a propane tank that says “keep away from open flames?” not likely….
There’s nothing funny about a child actually getting hurt, no matter how long ago the photo was taken. Sparklers reach 1800 degrees and cause serious burns. As a parent – as a human being with a shred of empathy – that photo horrifies me.
stay horrified, we all think its funny, its why the “jackasses” and “dudesons” are all loaded, plus, kids are tougher than you are anyways, so don’t worry!
Oh, don’t be a concern troll. It surely wasn’t very funny at the time, but the person who submitted it obviously thought it enough time passed to laugh at it and did.
“the o t h e r foot! , the o t h e r foot! ” good one gandalf
No wire hangers ever.
My favorite movie line ever!
The kid’s wishing he had a crossbow to use on Dad.
BULLSEYE, now thats how its done Junior
OMG give me that sparkler junior. That’s dangerous!, here, I’ll just knock the fire off of the end. Doh! you’re ok, youre ok …MOM!!!!
Notice that his flip flops are waaaaaaaaaaaay to small.
as are his shorts! LOL
not funny. i feel really bad for that little kid. this hurts to look at.
This makes me happy to no end. I wish that I could make a face like that!
I LOVE how they are doing this right next to a propane tank.
OMG, I’ve never laughed so hard in my life.
To paraphrase a BB King song, “Nobody loves me but my father, and he might be jiving too.”
The short shorts, the tucked-in Izod shirt, and the kid’s ‘Joe Lawrence from Gimme a Break’ haircut make this an epic win.
I think its pretty sad that they kept the picture. That poor kid, not awkward, not funny.
HALL OF FAME!!!
Is this photoshopped? That looks like a cell phone on the guys belt. Maybe the sparkler is fake too?
That’s a metal key-chain clip
Sparklers and propane tanks – a nice mix.
Gas grills and propane tanks – a nice mix…smh
As a kid who has been hit by a firework my father set off, I can truely say I feel this kid’s pain!
The best part is what will happen a few days later when Dad runs over the metal sparkler wicks with the riding lawnmower and they turn into shrapnel putting out the eyes of every kid on the block.
Sometimes you just get so tired of telling your kids to wear shoes outside. This is a man of action.
“I TOLD you to put on your shoes before you go outside! You could step on a nail or an exploding FIRECRACKER!!”
to me it appears the little kid was playing with a sparkler, dropped it on his foot, and was too freaked to know what to do. dad is leaning in to rescue him.
Wait, It that a propane tank in the back ground??? Way to go DAD!!!!
Definitely a Kodak Moment.
You are super spot on well dones !
“and that’s why you should never play with fire”
Eight Toes is Enough!
lol too funny!
OMG. Win. YES!
Looks to me like dad threw a firecracker at Junior’s feet and the picture caught the firecracker’s downward arc. Good times, Good times….
Sad thing is that my dad would do this to.
The kid obviously was holding the sparkler and dropped it on his foot. Dad was just leaning in to take it away from him.
This is the most painful-to-look-at photo you have posted yet.
Colleen, the girl on the slip and slide hurt a little bit more, believe me.
Man i does. Her sh was all on her face. Looks Painful!!
Notice the propane canister in the background…..parental supervision ain’t always what is cracked up to be…..hehe
So this is what happens on dad’s weekend for custody!
OMG– -why would he do that to Tattoo? DA PLANE DA PLANE
“I SAID GIVE ME THOSE RUBY SLIPPERS!!”
so, i pretty much pee’d my pants reading this..
And if you look closely, you’ll see that there’s a freakin’ propane tank in the background!
Not only are the mentions of the propane tank redundant, they’re also a little tedious and off base. The sparkler’s a good 15′ from the tank, but what’s that right next to it? A grill! And my tank is bloody UNDER my grill. So cut the guy some slack (as he carelessly maims his toddler with pyrotechnics).
a) if people were upset by the slip-n-slide photo, I can only imagine what concern and angst this will dredge up
b) I wonder if this is what Marney does to people who fail to bring regulation size casserole dishes and Clos du Bois to Thanksgiving dinner.
I was thinking the same thing about this vs. slip-n-slide….
My thoughts exactly!
Or that could be a photo of a young “Mike”; explaining how he got “how he is”. :/
You heard he! Dance you fool!
i think i just peed.
not funny at all, or awkward, delete.. maybe if it was landing on Dad’s foot..
Yeah, POOR KID!
I dont think this one is funny at all.
Relax, it’s hilarious and cute.
I dont like it either!!!! Poor kid trusting his incompitant father, the dad should have been more careful!!! Made me feel sad for the kid who probably hates the 4th of July now.
Relax… it’s already been done. I’m just ecstatic that whoever took that picture had the good sense to capture that face for posterity!
light blue short shorts. aww, memories
“Lesson #1, kid – don’t trust NOBODY!”
Um, don’t you mean: “This is exactly why kids shouldn’t play with fireworks with parental supervision.” ?
Is Dad wearing Jr.s flip flops? they look as small as his shorts. maybe thats why the little guy is screaming, wants his shoes back.
HAHA!! Great call! I hadn’t noticed! That is the ultimate best part of this picture.
THAT IS THE BEST! I hadn’t noticed that at first glance..
OMG read my comment above, I asked the same thing!
Let’s see. Dead grass? Check. Propane tank in close proximity? Check. Little kid with Partridge Family hair? Check. Sparklers? Check.
Yup, we now have the recipe for disaster. Let the merriment begin.
Wait ’til they find out the propane tank has a leak!
hey, my dad had that shirt!!! i have a picture to prove it…! also, strange that that dad’s legs look kind of muscular – yet his belly is full of beer!
Yes he is a bit of a paradox, isn’t he?
Probably drives for a living. I drive and have muscly legs & arms, let down by the rest of my body.
And smooth too. He’s a Nair do well.
Why is dad’s flip flop only covering half his foot? Looks like he took the kids shoes and then lit him up.
OMG! I am new to your blog and LOVE IT! So funny! This post especially makes me laugh!
The look on his face…in fact his whole stance, is priceless.
Wasn’t that kid on Eight is Enough?
His hair was…
that one made me laugh out loud.. and got me a weird look from my hubby!
OMG…best laugh I’ve had in days!
now THAT was funny Heather!!!
THAT comment is CLASSIC!!
lol did any1 see the propane tank behind the kid?
Nope. Just you…
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