Anything for the shot.
(submitted by Beth)
This is awesome!
Am I the only one who thinks that is a doll?
I get what they were going for here… but, why didn’t they just wait until the little one could stand? Were they gonna lose a kid and be one short by that time?
Cool picture Idea! Poor baby though 🙁
After thinking about the obvious (the mechanics are solved in an earlier comment ) have a close look at what the poses say about the age/stage of each child. The second oldest girl so open and charming, her older sister – more introverted and wistful, the 4yo brother symetrically and carefully doing exactly as instructed, sandwiched between his confident older sibling and his helpless baby brother who is cutely stealing the show.
Can one further speculate as a previous post does that the baby is looking at Mum and Dad is the creative genius holding the camera?
To many kids for my blood. But love the creativity. Awesome shot.
it was the baby’s idea
This is beyond epic! Love it.
If you look they’re in front of the windows not behind. Looks like his clothing was taped and then under his arms. Definatly real…I bet they didn’t think the tape would show up. The baby has great proof as to why he’s not the favorite now!! Cute idea for a photo if the youngest can stand on his own 🙂
What a relief the kids are in front of the window. I was wondering because the middle child looks like he’s beating on the glass!
I LOVE this picture! Best picture ever on this website. (not the most awkward, though!)
And for the record…I, too, copied it and opened it in photoshop. I pumped the exposure way up, and studied that baby. He’s got a binky in his mouth, he’s wearing a navy blue and white striped romper, no baby carrier, and yep, he’s taped on. He’s got multiple pieces of tape going across his chest, and then vertical pieces of tape on top of those to hold them on. He’s dangling there pretty calmly.
If this were my family, I would have this enlarged, framed and hung on my wall. Fantastic!
Very creative…crazy…but creative.
I think it’s a bit of trick photography. I think the kids are laying on their backs….on some sort of light box with a background.
i DIED laughing after i saw this!!! thank you for posting this!!!
I LOVE it! Thought it was a cupid cut out at first and then realized it’s the youngest. That is hilarious! One of the best on here!
the kid is obviously a Transformer. The left arm is clearly taking the shape of a beautiful feathered wing and the right, an AK-47
I first saw this picture a few years ago and always come back to it when I’m having a bad day as it [and the comments!] are an instant pick-me-up…and I can’t stop laughing at your comment. 😀 “beautiful feathered wing”…lmao
The best photo yet….almost lost control laughing…..gotta love duct tape.
I haven’t actually LAUGHED at a picture on here in a long time! Thank you for the chuckle!
I think it’s a doll.
Awesome idea for a photo (not the taped on baby part).
They but the baby in a front style baby carrier and then taped that to the window
I love it!
Wait, the tape is coming off!! What baby do you know who would stand for this??
mine would have, she was a pretty laid back baby.
All four of my babies would have been fine with this.
I like this!
I don’t think it’s a baby. I think it’s a toy. Funny, though.
how much is that baby in the window?
Don’t you mean “ON the window”?
Duct tape? I see a baby with wings and a Bazooka, I dunno what you guys are smoking.
I copied the photo to my iPhoto and played with the exposure and definition etc. a bit. It really looks like there is something around the baby, and the duct tape is holding that up. LIke a piece of cloth or a carrier, then that is taped to the window. There is clearly no tape on the baby itself. And no, it does not look photoshopped.
Funny pic tho. Wonder whose idea it was.
Haa! I did the same thing and came to the same conclusion. The baby carrier is what is duct taped to the window.
Dad forgave Mom for her fling with Wally WallWalker and raised Jeffrey as his own.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. I can’t believe no one has commented this. Epic!
This photo is so awesome it makes me want to have another baby just so I can do this too!
This is just plain awesome! The big kids look happy, the baby looks fine, and Mom and Dad are probably laughing hysterically.
Can anyone say America’s Next Top Model’s next photo shoot idea? 😛
That’s just messed up, what if the tape doesn’t hold?
1. There is a lot of tape there.
2. I bet the mother is only a foot or so off camera
3. If I were setting up this photo I would place some pillows or something below “just in case”.
from the number of kids standing, unharmed in the other windows, i’d say these parents have had plenty of experience at taping babies!!!
I think this might be one of my favorite pictures ever! It almost makes me want to have 3 more kids so that i can recreate it for myself. I don’t think it’s “awkward” per se. Just plain ol’ hilarious 🙂
Me again. And I agree that the baby’s foot is flexed…not “shop-chopped”. That kicking baby-foot angle is familiar to Mommy’s and Daddy’s everywhere! 🙂
Best. Photo. Ever.
I’m pretty sure this was taken on the last day of Jack’s birthday week. 🙂
I think the baby is in one of those back pack carriers ( the body is pretty sqaure) and then taped up… man that must have been an interesting day for that family.
Why we love Gaffer’s tape reason #423: Helps with backlit portraits.
If you look really closely, I’m not sure the baby itself is taped. It looks like it may be a towel or something around the baby that is taped to the window. The arms are free–in front of the tape, not under the tape.
I thought this pic was so cute. Until I read the other comments I thought that the baby was supposed to be a cupid.
I thought he was being Buzz Lightyear.
So did I.
I was laughing so hard at this one that a little bit of drool came out of my mouth. I hope this was used as the yearly Christmas card…
Ditto! I’m pregnant, I laughed so hard I peed my pants. No more photo browsing until I get myself some Poise!
Congratulations, Sarah Jo! You’ll have to share your awkward photos to come – you know you’ll have them because we all do. 😉
I’m really torn on this.. on one level the photo is screamingly hilarious.. on the other level, its horrifying. My question – does Dr.Phil check out this webpage?
And would it matter if he does?
My guess is that the baby is in a baby bjorn and the bjorn is duct tapped to the window not any appendage of the baby. They wouldn’t stand for it. He/she would be in the fetal position not just hanging there.
It’s a bird..it’s a plane…close it’s a DUCT.
very funny!!! but if you blow it up his foot is cut off. unfortunately – “shopped” — great photo!!!
His right foot? Nope, it’s flexed.
he is right it is just flexing
SammyD got me curious, so I did the same thing. I don’t think it’s shopped; I think Rachel is correct that the baby is taped horizontally across its chest and under its arms, and the vertical tape is holding up the horizontal tape, behind the baby’s arms. If you zoom in enough, you can tell that the baby looks pretty relaxed, not fighting it at all, and looking off to the side, obviously at a parent. At first I thought it was horrible, but after the examination I agree that it was probably quick and pretty harmless.
Except pulling off duct tape hurts really, really badly
The kid has a shirt on. Unless you were just stating a fact, then in which case… I love lamp.
And I dont care if he is relaxed, who tapes their kid to a window?
oh for pete sakes… people need to lighten up… who raises their children to be afraid of everything?… i tossed my kids in the air…i threw them in the deep end..and if i would have thought of it…I would have duct taped them to the window… astronauts dont get to be astronauts, fire fighters dont get to be fire fighters, etc, if their parents raised them in fear… BTW my children are very successfull healthy adults.
I’m kind of surprised that there’s very little outcry with taping a baby to a window as compared to a parent throwing a child in the air and being there to catch them
That’s because duct tape is more dependable than some parents.
LMAO, how true.
I can see David’s point. Would this photo be just as funny if the family’s puppy or cat was duct taped to the window?
yes it would
Probably not. But then the dog or cat probably wouldn’t enjoy it like the baby.
No, the dog or cat would scratch the glass.
I would have loved to see the pet taped up! But it would have been horrible to get the tape off.
Well, those are animals with completely different skeletal structures from human, so taping them up would be a lot more uncomfortable. This is basically how the baby sits all day long. Plus, the baby doesn’t have fur. Duh.
I believe the “issue” with throwing the baby is from the force of the actual tossing and catching of the baby, not the risk of a missed catch. There’s no horrific forces inflicted on the baby when taping them to a window, so it’s okay.
Your comment actually made me laugh harder than the photo did — and I was snorting pretty good there!
I was originally a little put off by the photo.. but thanks to your comment, I would forever laugh, thinking of that quote.. hahaha 😀
I want to pee my pants EVERY TIME I look at this photo.
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