Dad thought the backpack felt a lot lighter.
(submitted by Kat)
I’m sorry for the baby, hope it’s OK…but my real point is, if I may say, that dad is a real DIL*.
If my parents were that inattentive, I’d probably try and escape, too. Baby deserves some props, though — I don’t think I’d ever attempt a hundred-foot drop into the ocean to get away from my family!
If you look at dad’s feet, he’s actually a bit away from the fence. If the baby fell, I think the concrete rail would break her fall, and there’s only a 50/50 chance she would end up in the water.
yeah, because a concrete rail is EXACTLY what we all want to brake a fall
The first mistake was the backpack/papoose. The second was the spandex pants.
Geee whiz! Im not going to be able to sleep tonight because of all the anxiety this is giving me!!
i really don’t see the problem with the baby, he is just turned around at the waist and is most likely strapped into that thing. The Dads hand in his pocket and the mm is much more awkward
This makes me WAY too nervous! I can’t even think of a witty comment ’cause I’m too busy having a heart attack about a falling baby!
BIG Splashy Bath
This scared the crap out of me!!! While infant carriers are great and can bring closeness, you have to actually still keep an eye on the baby. I can’t even begin to think about what could have happened if that baby fell out and over the side of the cliff…….*shudders*
The funny part is that the mom seems so distant.
Perhaps they were trying to frame the boat?!?!
This is the bedrock that AFP is built on! Awkward ‘bowl’ haircut, awkward hand in pocket, awkward distantly spaced spouse, awkward clutching dad’s leg, topped off with the pseudo child endangerment awkwardness! Awesome!
It wouldn’t be so bad if there weren’t sharks circling below….
i would never trust Quentin Tarantino to wear my kid on his back. he’s nuts.
That wins for the caption of the decade in my book!
What I find most awkward though is that Mom and Dad look like they could be brother and sister.
While I understand peoples concerns, there’s a slight trace of overreacting in here. The baby is probably tied very firmly to that back-thing and the photographer already knows that. Besides, the baby would probably have jumped out of that thing way before, if he/she had the chance. Still, they are alarmingly quick sometimes…
How do the two black-haired parents have a red-head kid???
My parents had black hair/brown hair. Out of 9 kids, 4 of us have blond or reddish blond hair. Even my brothers and sisters who married brunettes still have 50% blond or redheads. I guess it’s a recessive gene that can pop up after a generation.
an amazing observation…perhaps the older kid is the ‘red headed step child’ of them family…? 🙂
I wonder if that kid is now afraid of heights?
I witnessed something similar at Niagara Falls where dad was bouncing a little baby on the railing overlooking the falls. One quick squirm, and Jr. was history. I was physically ill and had to walk away.
I try not to meddle in the lives of complete strangers, but I might have had to tell that dad that he was making me sick from nerves and could he please bring his infant child far away from FREAKING NIAGARA FALLS!!! Truthfully, that would probably end up in an altercation with distracted dad, which wouldn’t be good either, what with him holding a baby an inch from death and all …
(and, of course it was the dad – no mom would ever do that … and most dads wouldn’t either, come to think of it)
“of course it was the dad – no mom would ever do that”
Gee, I wonder where mom was at the time. Browsing in the gift shop maybe?
That is the mom and it’s at alcatraz!
This kids is either afraid of hights or is a sky diver now!!
What’s amazing to me is how many of you people are more concerned with the fact that this guy has his hand in his pocket rather than being horrified that the baby is hanging off the side of a bridge!! What the hell is wrong with you!?
There’s nothing “wrong” with us. I think we can assume that since the picture was submitted to a humor website, that nothing terrible happened to the child, therefore, we are not obligated to be horrified.
“I’m goin’ over the wall! Who’s with me?!!”
I don’t understand the commotion. The kid is still strapped into the backpack. Otherwise what’s holding him up? If he were standing on the rail his head wouldn’t be up so high.
HMMMM? I wonder if anybody from Child Protective Services surfs this site……
Because we all really need every moment of our lives to be monitored and approved. No wonder so many parents have lost the confidence to parent, with attitudes like this.
Please, that’s not where I was going with my comment. I love this picture. I used to ski with my son in a backpack.
Tarantino should be more careful with his kids.
Is that his hand in is pocket, or is he just happy to see me?
perfect comment. thank you for saying that!!!
“Wha- what the…”
OH MY GOSH.
All my mom instincts are preventing me from enjoying this…darn.
I agree. My dad instincts are making me try to jump through the screen.
Oh goodness! I bet they were surprised when they got this one developed!! Don’t forget you have a child on your back when you lean over a balcony!!
Dad’s hand is seriously invested in that pocket of his.
Yes! Very funny.
OMG this picture turns my stomach! EEK!
Oh my goodness!
The little boy is clinging to Daddy’s leg because you just never know.
I was thinking that bigger boy’s already been over the side a couple years earlier so he knows…..
It’s like a strange Michael Jackson flashback without all the questions.
Is that a gun is his pocket?
Didn’t even see that until you mentioned it. That’s more disturbing than the future cliff diver.
So, THAT’s where Michael got the idea…!
Why is the photographer just hanging back taking this picture? I’d be screaming my head off, “GET BACK, MOVE…!” Babies can be surprisingly quick and can develop new gymnastic skills at an alarming rate. Why is Dad standing with the baby over the edge? What’s with mom? So many questions…
why would the guy want to step back? don’t you mean forward 😉
Ha ha… mom also looks rather distant… maybe it’s part of the plan
Baby: “Man, is this boring. Yawwnnn . . . Crap! Dropped binky. Oh, wait, there you are! Just keep floating! I’m going in!”
Love it! I can just see this.
(And for those freaking out, every one of these kinds of baby backpacks I have seen or used have a seat belt in them. If not so, babies would be falling or climbing out of them all the time.)
The baby’s wondering how the hell he’s going to get his bottle back after if fell off the cliff.
I can’t look at this picture, it makes me nervous even though that baby is probably 15 now.
Haha me too!
It’s giving me a heart attack. Can’t look at it.
*Would* have been 15. Would have.
That’s my cousin and he’s actually 24 – he survived!
Not so much awkward, but really scary!
Well, he was just a spare anyway! 😉
Hahaha, maybe they’ve got a drawer full of ’em. (:
That’s not funny
That is really funny.
ahahahahahahahah softgeek! lol
It is too, funny.
This is just one of the many, many reasons why carrying a child in a backpack/papoose is just wrong.
Clearly you’ve never used such a product, or you’d know that the kid is usually strapped in inside it. And anyway, what other “many,many reasons” can you think of?
Most manufacturers recommend a leash in addition to the backpack
Yeah, just forget the fact that our species has been doing it for thousands of years.
thekid is just turned around, not OUT.. backpacks, carriers are fantastic
Yours made me laugh the most… your name combined with the comment just did it for me. 🙂
As a mom, however, this picture scares the bejesus out of me… yikes.
I’m imagining the photographer arguing that “just one more” is enough. No, really!
Tommy’s dreams of joining the Merchant Marine began at a very early age…
He is too busy playing pocket ping pong to watch Escape From Alcatraz 2.
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