Grandparents Put Baby in Oven to Teach Dad a Lesson

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baby in ovenOkay, don't freak out; no babies were harmed in the production of this photo. It was the joke of some grandparents who set up this shot of their grandbaby in the oven to make a statement to their nervous son ... and it certainly makes a statement. 

It's all sorts of disturbing at first glance, especially because there have be a few horrific cases involving children and ovens. But this one I honestly find pretty funny -- especially because of why the grandparents took this picture.

According to MSN, it was the first time the new dad had left his little baby, and he was all sorts of nervous, even though he was leaving grandparents in charge. Having raised him (or his wife?) and likely pretty confident in their abilities, grandma and grandpa had a little harmless fun and cooked up this joke to mock his mistrust.

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You can just imagine how shocked the dad was to get it, and I'm sure some people will be outraged. But hopefully dad had a good laugh and realized the baby was in good hands. And side note: how cute is that baby?! You just want to eat those cheeks up ... okay, scratch that in this case, but he is adorable.

It is funny how new parents can be so nervous to leave their children with the very people who raised them. While I'm sure some grandparents get offended that their children don't trust them, I think most just sit back and let us freak out, probably remembering that they did the same thing. I've gotten a few rolled eyes and some echoes of, "yes we've done this before" over the years, but mostly I think my children's grandparents understand our fears of leaving our babies with anyone.

That doesn't mean we can't laugh at our neurotic selves though, and I love that these grandparents had such a great sense of humor about it. It's just too bad someone didn't clean that oven before the picture was taken since it's now going viral.

What do you think about this picture?


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dirti... dirtiekittie

i think it's cute and funny. the oven wasn't on, the door was open, the baby was unharmed, the family had a good laugh about it. i'll echo another poster - lighten up! :)

ambem... ambemmons

I don't find that very funny....let's throw them in a dirty, dark oven and snap a photo of them and see how they like it.  You can tell by the look on that baby's face that he is scared!

Jessi... Jessicafredy200

DARK OVEN? the light is on and it's open. 

ilove... ilovemy4kiddies

I'm a photographer by trade and I can tell you that I've seen photos that are way more disturbing that this. I've seen baby's put in thin glass bowls, hung from actual tree branches and put in poses that even a gymnast would have troubles getting into and while many of the shots are composites there are many that are not.  It may not be funny to some people but at least the baby is secure and not in any danger of falling over or out and I'm sure that the grandparents wouldn't put a baby in an oven that was turned on or even warm to the touch. 

sassy... sassysuie

Sure it's a joke, but I would be highly upset that someone would put my little baby in a hard pan and stick it in the oven for a photo. NOT COOL! My baby would never be left with them again.

nonmember avatar Stefanie

Its funny in a way but thats just messed up.IM a mom of six and I would have a fit if somebody did this to me

Laura Mayo-Keyes

ambemmons...seriously? You can tell the baby is scared? You my friend have a talent...Honestly I bet that baby is just not enjoying the feel of the metal pan on it's diapered body. It may be quite cool to the skin.

shell3m shell3m

not funny in anyway....

MissC... MissCatalina

I don't think anyone who disagrees with the picture "has a stick up their ass". It's definitely not a way for grandparents to build up trust with the parents, especially if it was the father's in-laws. It's creepy to assume someone would be totally AWW LOLZ seeing their baby in an oven o.O

Especially after all these nannies murdering children. I wouldn't be laughing.

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