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Grandparents Put Baby in Oven to Teach Dad a Lesson

by Julie Ryan Evans on November 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM

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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Filed Under: baby health, childcare


  • cmjaz


    November 8, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    I think its funny. Big ol chunker lol
  • MissC...


    November 8, 2012 at 12:16 PM
    If that was done to me, I'd never allow contact between my child & their grandparents again. It's one thing to play a prank but knowing the father was nervous, what they did was pretty cruel. If it was the parents who took the pic, everybody would be crying DCFS.
  • LynBoz


    November 8, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    I have to be honest, I know it was a joke but they wouldn't be watching my child anymore.
  • ImaSo...


    November 8, 2012 at 12:22 PM
    Yeah, i'd be all good one but now you really can't watch him. Why? Exhibit A!
  • Steph...
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    Stephanie Zinna

    November 8, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Wow, I'm glad I'm not in your families.  Lighten up.

  • we2an...


    November 8, 2012 at 12:29 PM
    Omg I'd have to laugh. He's fine and I was so relieved to read that it was a joke after reading the title
  • Rhond...


    November 8, 2012 at 12:30 PM
    Yeah, not funny. There are plenty of grandparents out there who shouldn't be watching their grand kids and I'd say anyone who thinks it's cute to pretend to roast a baby is on that list. What else is funny in their book?
  • the4m...


    November 8, 2012 at 12:31 PM
    Hahahah that's hilarious!
  • Elise48


    November 8, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    I think it's hilarious. Parents do seem to be way too uptight these days.

  • the4m...


    November 8, 2012 at 12:33 PM
    @Elise48- I agree. Everyone seems to have such a stick up their ass over harmless things. Its funny, not cruel or dangerous. Some people need a sense of humor
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