18 Examples of Why You Should Grab the Camera Instead of Helping Your Kid (PHOTOS)

One of my favorite photo series of my youngest son was taken when he was about 18 months old. The first image shows him gleefully stuffing his hand into the base of a sippy cup, the next image shows his dismayed reaction as he realizes his hand is stuck. His tiny brow is furrowed and his mouth is open in an anguished howl as his free hand scrabbles uselessly at the plastic. I'm sure I eventually helped remove the cup from his hand ... but the first thing I did was take his picture, because HAAAA.

I suspect most parents can identify with the experience of seeing their child get into some sort of awkward and/or inadvisable predicament -- and rushing for the camera before rushing to their aid. The truth is, sometimes the need for a moment to be captured for the ages simply takes precedent over a child's brief discomfort. (What? Oh, they're fine.)

Please enjoy these hilarious sorry-I-didn't-help-you-first photos!

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MamaD... MamaDV1012

Oh yeah, a whole arsenal.  Love it!  I love the screaming drammatic end or world pictures best. 

SNAPA SNAPA

Just fabulous!!!  Absolutely freakin' FABULOUS!!!  ***And I don't feel bad at all for laughing at those cuties in their dilemmas***

nonmember avatar Kristi

Very cute...but the sand one actually scares me. That poor kid will be coughing up sand til he's 22!

ashjo85 ashjo85

I took video of my daughter SCREAMING so hard that she was shaking when she was about 4 months old. She could hear my husband shaking up her bottle, but it wasn't currently in her mouth. Unacceptable. I was dying laughing while we were waiting for him.

Katriena Young

The one of the toddler falling over the cat creaks me up

nekoy... nekoyukidoll

lol reminds me of two pics we have of my sister.  we got a kitten (which my mom regretted since two kids under five and and a kitten don't work) and the first pic is a cute, happy one where my sister is holding the kitten; the next one the kitten's biting her and she looks like she's going to cry.  She was fine, didn't break the skin but now that we look back on it, it's funny.

Cynthia McLain

I have an "I wish I had grabbed the camera" story - my daughter caught a rather pretty lizard in our yard one day & was showing it to us when it decided to jump away - striaght onto our infant son's face. He froze with a very shocked expression on his face.
I grabbed the lizard & soothed my son before he got too upset, but I still wish that I'd gotten a picture first (& the lizard didn't hurt him, so I doubt another minute would have caused any harm). 

rgba rgba

Some of these are funny, but some are a little concerning.  That baby could have easily choked on that sand.

abra819 abra819

oh f'ing stop, 'rgba'

claud... claudiaj1218

number 7 isn't exactly funny. yeah, let's grab the camera after a big piece of her jumper falls on top of a helpless infant.

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