January 30th, 2012

Hangtime - Kids

Knock, knock.

(submitted by Brittany)

55 Responses to “Hangtime”

  1. Jaylowlita says:

    HEY MAAAAAAA, the new door stopper arrived!

  2. Pablo says:

    I can see it now. It’s written all over the face. Older siblings and/or cousins(I had a couple of those) gang up on the “annoying” little one. Hanging kid screams for dear life, hence the pink cheeks. Parent comes running to the rescue, see the situation and says “Just a second, let me get the camera.” And the kid is thinking, “Pictures, Seriously? Just get me out of here!” Outcome, one awkward picture for use at kids graduation.

  3. diane says:

    don’t leave me hanging! lol

  4. AndrewT says:

    Anyone else remember the Malcolm in the Middle scene like this?

    • jaklumen says:

      I sure do! But to be fair, Dewey had been tied up with ropes, and was solidly on the back of the door– which made it easier for his mother to overlook him there.

  5. Jennifer says:

    I think the door way is behind the door and just the angle of the pic makes the wall behind look very small.

  6. Tim says:

    β€œHe built a small house, called a cocoon, around himself. He stayed inside for more than two weeks. Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and… he was a beautiful butterfly!”
    ― Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  7. tony14 says:

    Of all the photos I have seen on this site, this one is the most like my own childhood. The look on the child’s face is more of annoyance than outrage, as if this is just the latest in a long line of similar experiences at the hands of her siblings.

  8. Jill says:

    Whats the length of pupation for a toddler again?

  9. Larisa says:

    This can’t be good for the hinges.

  10. Liz says:

    My childhood BFF’s older brothers (who were 12 and 10 years older than we were) would hang us from our underwear on the door handles when we were about the age of the kiddo in the photo. This photo smacks of older sib, not parent, if you ask me. Not that it’s right, nor excusable, but that’s my take on this photo.

  11. Scout C says:

    Whatcha doin’? Not much—just hangin’ around.
    Would be funny if she didn’t look so sad. :o(

  12. Jojo says:

    Guess they were mopping the house and didn’t want the kid to slip

  13. Baby sitters cost money ya know.

  14. meri says:

    The original Frodo in Shelob’s Lair.

  15. Mark says:

    Forget the kid, could someone explain what the door is for, besides hanging unruly kids? There’s no where for the door to close.

    • IanK says:

      You know, I think you are right! looking at the photo, there appears to be a bit of furniture (something quite tall in a polished burl) to the right of the door – so obviously it cannot close that way, and then on the wall behind the door appears to be too small for a door frame. And there is no obvious door frame anywhere in the picture.

      I know I should be focussing on the kid in the bag, but the whole frestanding door thing has me a little bit puzzled.

    • Carolyn says:

      I think the doorway is blocked by a very large piece of furniture.

      • krissylyn says:

        I dunno – My sister has a free standing door in her living room – leaning up against the wall. She decorates it with seasonal wreaths. I guess maybe just a front and back door aren’t enough sometimes…..

    • b&gMama says:

      I think that is just the angle of the photo. The shadow of the furniture falls on the door.

      • Tim says:

        I think you’re right. I don’t think the piece of furniture in the foreground is as close to the door as it appears to be. The actual doorway is between the open door and the furniture.

    • Bea says:

      It is an open set double doors – look closely at the one the child is hanging on, the other side is wood like the one in the forefront

    • Laina says:

      That is weird, but it makes a bit of sense in the this-doesn’t-make-any-sense way. I’m going with old house. My aunt’s house, it’s like a hundred years old and there are two doorways into the dining room. One right off the kitchen, and one when you come down the stairs. They are literally about six feet apart.

      Renovations can make a house weird. *shrugs*

      Oh, and in our old house, we had a porch we didn’t use because you couldn’t lock the door from the outside and unlike the back porch, there was no heat (and our winters get down to -40) so our couch sat right up against the door in the living room that opened to it. Because our house and living room were both very small, f you needed something out of it (we used it for storage), you had to move the couch over as far as it would go, open the door, hop over the back of the couch, and squeeze through the door.

      I doubt it’s a door that isn’t held by anything because it probably wouldn’t be able to hold the kid’s weight. With no hinges or anything, I’d think it’d just fall over.

      Hooboy, I’m a bit overtired and overcaffeinated, so the tl;dr version of that: I think it’s either 1. They just don’t need it so they put furniture in front of it 2. It’s an optical illusian because of the angle of the photo and the furniture thing (what IS that thing??) is blocking a usable doorway.

  16. J Lu says:

    bananagrams! love that game. wonder if she sings…

  17. Alan says:


  18. gina says:

    This has the smell of older siblings all over it…

  19. Alifre says:

    Looks incredibly dangerous!

  20. Jack says:

    If the kid didn’t have such a sad expression I’d find this hilarious. I’ll admit, though, some of these comments are GOLD.

  21. Beth says:

    I have a six-year-old and a four-year-old. My only comment is: where can I get one of those amazing contraptions? Make that two ….

  22. Nicole R. says:

    It looks like the end scene from the movie “It” where the spider has all these kids wrapped up in his webbing cacoons.

  23. mike says:

    People would go to jail for this today.

  24. Maureen says:

    She doesn’t look too happy about it. I wonder if she’s being punished.

  25. Katie says:

    I find it disturbing. As a teacher in a public school-I deal with children that have been abused and mistreated.
    I usually like your photos-but not this one.

    • cheryl says:

      I am a teacher as well, and this is NOT abusive….funny as heck…but NOT abusive. Get off your high horse.

      • abby says:

        I’m a therapist, and this doesn’t even touch the stuff I hear about. Now if she is up there all day with no dinner….but we don’t have the story…..so it’s just funny.

  26. musicalfruit says:

    WTH? Is this her time out?

  27. Robyn says:


  28. Tinala says:

    Is he/she hanging onto the door, or did his/her parents put him/her in a sack and hang him/her there? Very creative time-out.

  29. In this version of Aliens… Newt was not so lucky.

  30. Beth says:

    I have a six-year-old and a four-year-old, so what I want to know is where they sell these wonderful contraptions!

  31. Root 66 says:

    “Knock, knock”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Banana who?…”

  32. Carol says:

    Makes me wonder what he/she did to deserve that!

  33. Snowrider says:

    “Oh look dear! Our little girl is pupating!”

  34. McGee says:

    I know lots of people like ’em, but I think those “Virginia Country Cured” kids are too salty.

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