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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Reepi... Reepicheep.CSL

Lol, it is cute! When my five year old was a toddler he used to pull my huge pot out of the cupboard and squish himself in it all the time. I have many pictures of that baby being 'cooked'. BTW, it looks like they put a blanket down in the pan first.

Laura Mayo-Keyes

The photographer ilovemy4kiddies makes a very valid point on this. Some posed photos I have seen of babies that people invariably ooooh & ahhhh over look far more uncomfy/unwise than this one. It's all in the setting I guess lol

Lindsay Elder

I have a picture of my son as a baby between two halves of a french bread loaf. We made a shirt for my brother-in-law that said "Mmmm.....Baby Sandwich!" Funny. Also, is this really worse than those parents who dress their kids up like lobster and carry them in a pot for Halloween? I've even seen them on the stovetop.

Laura Mayo-Keyes

yep...looking closer I see what looks like a blankie liner in there.

Ranti... RantingSyko

I have to agree and be honest, I don't find it funny, I don't find it particularly offensive, more in bad taste.  I wouldn't tell my parents they could never see the baby again, but I'd tell them I found it NO kind of funny and don't pull stupid shit like that with my kid.  I don't think the baby was in danger, I don't think it hurt him, honestly I doubt he even noticed or cared, so don't  climb up my ass about not having a sense of humor.  I have a great one, and of course I did the same thing and my parents said the same things "calm down" "we raised you, we know how to do this"  blah blah blah and yes, I calmed down, but THAT would not have helped, it would've annoyed me at best

MissC... MissCatalina

"I'm sure that the grandparents wouldn't put a baby in an oven that was turned on or even warm to the touch."

You'd be surprised. Many grandparents & parents alike are clueless. There have been several stories posted on here about grandparents leaving the kids alone, who were killed by the family dog, or wandered outside to drown in the nearby creek. I even read a story about a parent who swaddled their child too tight & killed him. It would not surprise me if there were a set of grandparents who put a baby in an oven that was on & "didn't know" it would be harmful. Eek.

Reepi... Reepicheep.CSL

@MissCatalina, What do murderous nannies have to do with anything? I have every confidence that these grandparents weren't planning on killing their grand child. Just like most nannies don't harm the children they care for.

Amanda Ropicky

Some people need to learn to LAUGH! I understand bad things have happened to children, but jeez. Get a sense of humor!

Connie Simpson



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