Such Great Heights

March 29th, 2010

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Oh, those two.

(submitted by Jennifer)

120 Responses to “Such Great Heights”

  1. busy @ work says:

    I think we know who mom’s favorite is.

  2. KJ says:

    At least the kids have a photo for clarification of who mom’s favorite is!

  3. DCBecca says:

    Even if it is posed…..this picture still freaks me out! My stomach has butterflies just from looking at it. I imagine those seats are pretty deep but all it would take, I think, is one little wind-induced bump to knock their “posing butts” right off that chair. Yikes! (I say leave the horseplay at home…..)

    • AmberNWichita says:

      I’m with you this picture makes me a bit squeamish. Just a bump or a wiggle one way or the other and mom”s favorite becomes mom’s only child.

  4. bmj2k says:

    Went up with three kids, came down with one.

  5. Liddabit says:

    I think this might be the ski lift in park city I used to ride as a kid in the 80s up to the “Alpine slide” luge thingy. If so that ski lift isn’t really that high off the ground for most of the way up, but there are some high sections! Still scary :/

  6. magillicuddy says:

    ah a Kodak killing moment if there ever was one.. thanks for the office snortlaugh of the day !!

  7. HeatherW says:

    Really, haven’t we all been through a day of crying, screaming, slapping, and fussing, sat down on a comfortable chair lift for a nice family photo. Then this happens and we thought, “Well, if they fall, they fall…..”

    Maybe I’m the only one brave enough to admit it.

  8. Carrie says:

    Guess we know who the good kid in that family is!

  9. Jane says:

    Who was taking that picture?–It looks really dangerous, and where were they going?

  10. Crystal says:

    yeah at first glance it totally looks like to young boys making out hard core…then you look again and think…wait…are they fighting? in the air?!?!? and mom doesn’t notice!?!?!?

  11. Tom Flapwell says:

    The boy in red at the left looks like he’s the only one with sense enough to worry.

  12. Gruntilda says:

    That’s a pretty heart-stopping photo right there…

  13. Stephanie says:

    Nothing says “Wish you were here,” like a high altitude smackdown!

  14. Stan says:

    What if all your friends fought on a mile high ski lift?

  15. Yuri says:

    bit young, don’t you reckon? 🙂

  16. Teacher says:

    Are you freakin’ kidding me???? This picture makes my stomach turn with fear….

  17. LisaPizza says:

    That’s not awkward–that’s just plain insane.

    “Gee, it’s getting late. Where could those two boys be?



    Kids don’t have much horse sense. Hence, adults (that’s the idea anyway).

  18. iLOLd says:

    Ah, young Love: The air was thin, and so was their patience…

  19. Lauren says:

    AH! As a mother of three…. that makes my heart beat really fast. C’mon momma! sit closer to your boys! Eeeek!

  20. Erin says:

    That scares the crap out of me.

  21. snapjak says:

    This gives me a panic attack just looking at it.

  22. Becky says:

    Ahhh…brotherly love. This is on the ski lift and no they are not fighting, but they did have fun posing for this one!

    • Cheryl says:

      OMG! You mean an adult *asked* them to pose like that?!?!?! Someone call CPS. Quick.

      • S.Azrael says:

        I don’t think it was a matter of an adult ASKING them to pose like that…I mean…have you never had brothers…they tend to do crap like this all the time. I have an awakward family photo of my brothers ‘dancing the tango’…I suppose it was just a damn good thing one wasn’t wearing a dress… lol >.<

  23. Crystal says:

    This makes my heart race. I hate those things. I was on one (smaller) in Gatlinburg and I held onto my son so tight he couldn’t breathe.

  24. Karin says:

    My worst fear is falling off a chair lift/sky ride/any open high ride and some elevators. I seek out ski resorts with alternate lifts but I’m really not all that coordinated and managed the fall off of them – no leaving the ground though and I managed to only get run over by one person.

    • elli says:

      I watch that new Capital One commercial where the guy is hanging from the chair lift by his ski and think “thank god that never happened to me”.

      • Janet says:

        I was skiing once when the person behind me got caught and was hanging by their jacket about 20 feet up. Their jacket was caught on something. It was at a mid-station so you could get off or keep going, so there was a huge drop once you passed the mid-station as it continued up the mountain. The lift operator put a rickety extendable wooden ladder up to the chair and my dad in his ski boots went up to help the person. I think it was a kid, but cant remember for usre. All was fine in the end! But SCARY!

  25. Alan says:

    Mom…..Billy sat next to the window last time!!!

  26. VZG says:

    Wow. This is going to be a GREAT picture to whip out when the dates come over in the next few years!

    “Are you making out with your brother?”
    “NO! We’re fighting!”
    “Really? ‘Cause it looks like you’re making out.”
    “I swear.”
    “Uh-huh. Welp, I’m gonna go wash my hair.”
    “Wait, don’t— Gee, thanks, Mom. There’s another girl that thinks that I made out with my brother on a ski lift.”

  27. parrothead says:


    Maybe they are not her kids. LOL

    • sallysmom98 says:

      Probably not. She’s got her kid bundled up with long pants and a jacket. The other two have on shorts and one has on a short sleeve shirt. She probably just got stuck on there with someone elses rowdy kids.

      • El & Mo says:

        This is the best explanation yet!

        • Lisa says:

          I bet you’re right, they’re not even hers. That smile says, “I’m sick of these damn kids ruining our vacation! Just a few more inches to the left and the chair lift is all ours…”

  28. DaddysSister says:

    Someone’s going to have their memebership in the Young Republicans rescinded. . . .

  29. Cebe says:

    This isn’t a fake background. The picture was most likely Memorial Day weekend 2008 on the 6 pack Pay Day chair lift that takes people to the Alpine Slide. Park City just starts to green up at the end of May and there would still be snow on yonder mountains. What scares me is that the only adult on the lift doesn’t seem to be the least bit concerned that those kids could fall more than 40′ to the ground.

  30. Kate says:

    Hahaha! Awww the romance of a chairlift ride is hard to resist. Actually, I bet they are fighting over who get to sit in front on the alpine slide on the way down.

  31. Kelley says:

    What are they supposed to be on? I don’t get it.

  32. Kitten says:

    Are they fighting or making out? It seems there’s a fine line between love and hate!

  33. Emmers says:

    Not fake. We go there every year. That’s the real background 🙂

    I have one of us around here somewhere. The big difference is….well we don’t roll around.

  34. Kendrea says:

    Why does this terrify me?

  35. CaramelCod says:

    Love it! However, it looks circa 1978, not 2008 as the picture states.

    • Chad says:

      I think she is wearing Murrel slip-ons whcih are definitely 2000-ish. Otherwise I would have to agree.

      • meri says:

        Chad, if you can seriously tell what kind of shoes she has on, just based on this photo, you should rent yourself out as a sharpshooter. OMG, man! You know your shoes!

  36. Karin says:

    Oh. My. God.

  37. El & Mo says:

    If you’ve ever been on Soarin’ Over California (which my kids and I will be on next week) or Soarin’ at Epcott then this pic will probably remind you of it. Anyway, just awesome and very funny photo!

  38. Silfax says:

    meet the newest members of the “Mile High Club”

  39. LuLu says:

    Are they fighting on a ski lift?

  40. Tara says:

    Are they fighting or kissing?

  41. John says:

    Thats probably one of those fake brackground photos however it does look dangerous

  42. Tim S says:

    Mom! Billy’s trying to

  43. Becky says:

    Oh, good lord. Talk about awkward.
    Good song, too. 😛

  44. Derek says:

    Is it love, or is it hate…the line between the two is thin and sometimes indeterminate.

  45. Joe says:

    Holy Kawliga! That’s flirting with a disaster.

  46. Rich says:

    What happens on chair 85, stays on chair 85.

  47. MOPAR_FREAK says:

    LOL…. at first I thought it was 2 ppl making out themn i realised it was 2 kids fighting………..PRICELESS………..even if it is a fake out photo!

  48. Pete says:

    wait, whaaaaaat?!

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