Dad thought the backpack felt a lot lighter.
(submitted by Kat)
There’s a healthy dose of adult fear for ‘ya.
Is that Bill (the Aussie) S?
is that at alcatraz in san francisco???
Yes, that is at Alcatraz.
Even though it’s a really old style, I’m pretty sure the kid is facing forward – towards Dad – in the carrier, and has turned around to see the water. No way he would be able to get out. Still… it’s a pretty scary, and totally funny, photo.
Mom to baby in back pack: I suppose if all the 1 yr. olds jumped out of their parents back packs….You would too !!!
* early stages of peep pressure…
HA-HA I’d say this shot trumps Michael Jackson’s “Blanket.” Wait, where’s the paparattzi?
I’m 15 and child-less and this picture makes me so nervous!
I think it’s hilarious, but my heart did drop just looking at it. It is terrifying as well!
Kid survived. Now in college. What I want to know is, where’s the third one? He’s missing. Did he already go over?
THIS PICTURE SCARES THE STUFFING OUT OF ME.ONE WRONG MOVE AND GOODBYE BABY
” It’s very simple Mr. Bond. All I have to do is press the ejector button in my pocket and… Bye bye baby…”
HOLY TOT TOSSIN BATMAN!
I’m not a mom.. but I can barely stand to look at this.
The most scary part of this photo is the question of what Pops is doing with his right hand… seems he’s the one holding on for life! Maybe this Harry Potter wanna-be could have magic-wanded the kid to safety anyway.
Oh my god. I think this is my cousin and her husband!
Des…if you had a kid..you would not talk like that. You’re probably some 11 year old trying to be funny.
He doesn’t look like me. He looks like Harrison Ford.
As far as danger, this isn’t even in the same ballpark with letting your kids play football.
I had one of these back pack type things for my son when he was little, there is a ‘seat belt” type thing inside that straps them to the “seat” in there, unless the pack comes off his back, that kid isn’t coming out. Its darn near impossible to unfasten the kid and get them out when you want them out.
The voice of reason! Thank you for that! Obviously the baby was safe or he would NOT have left bubs in such a dangerous position! Duh!
I love the parent who said, “they are perfectly safe when use correctly.” Would one of the ways of using incorrectly be dangling it over a waterfall with a kid in it?
“Now where has that baby got to again??” This photo is just so funny!! =)
So that’s how Tarantino dresses in off-season… and HOLY WOW -> that hand!
I wondered if I was the only one who noticed the hand! scary!
Now we know why they named him Cliff.
I’m a mother and I know I really shouldn’t but…
HA HA HA!
I’m just basking in the glow of this family’s awkwardness.
The next thing you know, 6 year old boys will be flying 10,000′ feet in the sky in Colorado in huge helium balloons and disappear from the gondola. 🙂
that man looks JUST like my dad. twins?
I’m single/childless and I find this pic scary and disturbing!
Well, that made me uncomfortable. I don’t have any kids, but I can’t imagine ever having the need to carry a child on my back.. and in public! Oh wait… and a kajillion feet up. Awkward, yes. Messed up beyond belief? Definitely.
It’s so much easier to carry a child on your back than in your arms, especially when you’re on, I don’t know….a hike?
Plus you have both hands free to help another child.
I just love the wonderful tension that this photo provides! It’s like you can go away for a while, come back to it a few hours later…and…yep…the little kid’s still teetering on the egde.
I like the excitement and pose that the mom contributes to the photo.
ha! I completely agree. Mom lends a real sense of adventure to the situation
Oh my! What over-reactions! I have a child, and have worn him in many different style carriers, all of which have been safe. Child carriers are very safe when used properly. This child is just turned around at the waist, and the backside of the carrier, probably comes up under his armpits. It would take quite a bit for that kid to kid get out of there. There was probably also some sort of strapping system inside the carrier that isn’t visible in the photo. My son is the king of speedy escapes, so I understand that children can be fast, but my goodness people!! The photo is funny and gloriously awkward!
Is that Quinten Tarantino?
I know that the baby’s probably very securely fastened in his carrier, but the mom in me is so nervous even looking at this picture. Yikes!
It really frightens me to see that baby hanging out of the backpack like that…
OMG….that is scary (yep your right the ones w/kids would find this disturbing…I have a 5yr old lol).
I can’t look at this picture!!!!
Definitely a heart stopping photo. I’m pretty sure Mom smacked the crud out of Dad when she saw it.
I’m pretty sure mom took the photo since the lady in the picture
A- is so far away from dad
B- doesn’t have the kid hugging HER leg and
C- has a camera around her neck.
that is the mom in the pic. nice try though
Ahhggg! – the vertigo combined with the flat-out scariness of this photo is really making my stomach churn!
you can take a pretty good guess as to who has kids just by going over the comments… i think the photo’s pretty funny. (yep, i don’t have any kids)
I have kids, one with autism, and we do liscenced foster care and I think it’s hilarious!
Yes – been there, done that. Every year we have an annual party to celebrate the fact my son has not yet found a foolproof way of killing himself; small kids seem to have this self destruct instinct!
This looks like the same family as the “Karate Family”, just a few years earlier…
hahahahaha, now you mention it………..
that explains SO much
I have kids, and I think it’s great. All parents have that moment of panic with their kids- and I suspect this dad would feel it if the kid actually began to climb out. It isn’t as easy as people suspect- if possible at all.
I have kids, I’m giggling hilariously but it’s only funny in theory, not funny if the babe really got hurt!
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