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We’ve posted the #JurassicZoo or #PrattKeeping meme a few times already because it’s so much fun. You can handle one more! Chris Pratt, the actor whose Jurassic World zookeeper pose inspired hundreds of hilarious imitations, posted this picture at Facebook with the message
Thank you to the parents of this little one. You've made my day. Oh man! I'm crying laughing.
You’ve got to look through the photos people posted in the comments of that Facebook post, with “zookeepers” corralling children, motorcycles, movie monsters, cartoon characters, and more. -via Uproxx
See more of this meme here, here, and here.
There’s nothing like parenthood to make you appreciate what your own parents went through. But even if you aren’t a parent, you can bet your bottom dollar that you weren’t easy to deal with as an infant (or toddler, or teenager). This revelation is brought to you by Lunarbaboon.
New Zealander Jordan Watson has a baby, and has classified 17 different ways to hold her. He’s glad to share them with you in this instructional video. He must be doing it right- the baby never hit the ground and never started wailing in terror. My favorite is the Superman. -via Tastefully Offensive
Under the Instagram nick @FoodBabyNY, two-year-old Matthew Chau and his father Mike are tearing it up on the Instagram foodie scene, with 45,000 followers at present. Mike began posting restaurant reviews to Yelp in 2012. In 2013, Matthew made his first appearance in one of his father's food photos. It was then that a baby foodie legend was born. Said Mike,
“Even before Food Baby became what it is, I would take pictures with him in the shot because with him in the pictures, it’s funnier... I love to eat. I love to spend time with my family. And that’s what I do every day. We get to be together. I can’t ask for more than that.”
Internet fame may not win the growing family (Chau's wife is pregnant with a girl) free meals at every restaurant, but they have saved a huge amount by getting many meals comped at New York eateries. Way to eat, Food Baby!
Check out more amusing photos here at the FoodBabyNY Instagram account.
Via Business Insider | Images: Mike Chau via Instagram
(Photo: Braden Boards)
Jared of the skateboard company Braden Boards has a little boy who loves to ride as much as his daddy does. Jett, who is now 1 and 1/2, has been riding with his father since he was just 6 months old. This sidecar-like attachment helps him do it. As this video demonstrates, the sidecar keeps the boy secure while bending and flexing with the movement of Jared's longboard.
-via Laughing Squid
Remember that Chris Pratt raptor training pose? Turns out, wrangling velociraptors was just preparation for something much more challenging: training human children.
Chris Pratt's Jurassic World raptor training pose
Just to underscore how dangerous little children could be, does anyone know where Chris Pratt is now? He hasn't been heard from since ...
The Telegraph political cartoonist Bob Moran tells the story of how he became a father for the first time. It wasn’t anything at all like he expected, and illustrating it in pictures helped him come to grips with the experience. Fathers are supposed to be heroes, right? But life doesn't always follow the script.
But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and you find them everywhere. You might want to have a hankie ready when you watch his Fathers Day tale. -via Metafilter
Most kids see their dads as heroes- larger-than-life figures who fix problems, fight the monsters in the dark and make their kids feel safe and secure when they tuck them in at night.
Some dads have a hard time adjusting to fatherly responsibility, but the guys in this collection of 19 Heroic Fathers Totally Nailing The Whole Parenting Thing were seemingly born to be papas.
They don’t let fatherhood get in the way of the most important things in life, like gaming and napping, and yet their kids don't feel deprived. They're just happy to be spending time with daddy. Happy Father's Day!
Leá, a little girl in Quebec, went on her first airplane ride. Her father is a skilled pilot with a small plane, so he took her on loops and spins. Little Leá thinks of it as the best thing ever! She laughs and giggles her way through the flight, shouting "Again, again!" with each stunt.
-via American Digest
Comedian Mark Malkoff (previously at Neatorama) asks kids about Fathers Day. It’s a good thing, too, because otherwise, none of these kids would even be aware of it!
I can’t figure out which is the best answer, but I think it may be “Your face!” followed by “Poop!” I guess you just have to ask the right questions. Still, the part about going to Disney World and having Dad pay for it was pretty good. -Thanks, Mark!
Photo: Leah Bullard
No wedding photo is complete without "The Kiss," but when photographer Leah Bullard snapped a photograph of the bride and groom kissing, she got a bit more than she expected: the flower girl wanted in on the action, too!
When Anthony Palmer and Michelle Hall of Knoxville, Tennessee, got married last weekend, Michelle's four-year-old daughter Anderson was the flower girl. When Bullard said that she needed the bride and groom to kiss, the little girl "thought I was referring to her, because she thought she was the bride and so naturally she just leaned in for a kiss and kissed that ring bearer!" said Bullard to KFOR.
"Guess what! When momma kissed, Ikey and I kissed!," said Anderson about Ike the ringbearer, "He was the best ring bearer ever! And he thought I was the best flower girl ever! We're best friends"
(Image credit: Betsy Gregory Photography)
Look at this fierce team of four- and five-year-old softball players! They play ball in Edmond, Oklahoma, and have a great time together. The only thing these girls love more than playing softball is the movie Frozen. So they named their team Freeze.
(Image credit: Betsy Gregory Photography)
One of the moms, Betsy Gregory, is a photographer. She thought it would be a hoot to take team pictures combining the girls’ two interests. Every one of them already had an Elsa costume, so they donned them for the picture. No, they don’t wear their evening gowns for games. However, they do have hats with blond braids attached! Learn more about this adorable team and see more pictures at Buzzfeed.
Back in December, we posted a Lunarbaboon comic that promised a new character coming in June. Now it’s June and Chris just posted a new comic featuring a new character -his daughter! But it’s mainly about the admiration he has for Mrs. Lunarbaboon. Congratulations to the whole family! You can leave a message at the comic's Facebook post.
So many people loved the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes because they related to the small child who lived out his fantasies with his ever-loyal stuffed tiger Hobbes. Of course, Calvin was much more clever than we were at that age. According to Libby Hill, Calvin’s fantasy world was a retreat from the real world he didn’t fit into.
For as much as the brain of a child is growing and changing and maturing, for as many distractions as the world provides to developing minds, kids aren’t stupid, particularly children as highly sensitive and attuned to the world around them as Calvin. Disappearing into his own world is a coping mechanism for dealing with a world that seems to have little patience or place for him. His isolation breeds fantasy, which breeds isolation, which does him no favors at school or at home. To be a lonely child in the world means creating your own fun, your own friends, your own magic.
And we all did that at one time or another, didn’t we? Or were we lonely kids in the minority? Read an essay on the motivation behind Calvin’s childhood fantasies at the A.V. Club.
Kids have a lot of questions about life because it’s all new to them. Author Mira Jacob is East Indian and her husband is Jewish. Their 6-year-old son has a lot of questions about color, ethnicity, and Michael Jackson, with whom he is obsessed. In an excerpt from her forthcoming book Good Talk: Conversations I Am Still Confused About, she shares some of her son's more memorable questions and comments. Altogether, he seems like a pretty cool kid. See many more panels at Buzzfeed.
(Photo: Creative Arts)
This is really clever! Children can be frightened of the lengthy and uncomfortable process of a CT scan. That's why some hospitals have toy versions in waiting rooms. These can help kids get used to the experience. This particular model by the design firm Creative Arts comes with 3 plush toys. When the child sends a stuffed animal through the scanner, the screen displays cartoon images of the internal organs.
I hear they make teenagers that way so that you don’t mind so much when they leave home. Yet age four isn’t so easy, either. Four is barely out of toddlerhood. Maybe if kids could stay seven years old, with gaps in their teeth and homework a parent can understand... that would be nice. This is the latest comic from Lunarbaboon.
Marc Bushelle, a photographer in Brooklyn, and his wife Janine want to inspire their daughter to achieve great things. So they photographed young Lily costumed and posed as famous women of the past century who have accomplished great things. For example, Dr. Mae Jemison was an astronaut and Star Trek actor.
Japan is known for having extreme work schedules, an extremely strange sense of humor that's a bit out of sync with their (seemingly) reserved personalities, and they're known for going to extremes to blow off steam. Behind closed doors, of course.
Training to become a "Salaryman" begins at an early age, so as you can imagine going to school in Japan is quite different than it is in America.
If you feel the American educational system is sorely lacking then you won’t be surprised to discover that the Japanese have us beat in many ways, but that intense schooling comes at a price.
Japanese students don't have substitute teachers to harass, they don't have janitors to clean up their messes, and they don't get Saturdays off to play with their pals. Where's the fun in that?
Being a new parent is a bit like surviving a major catastrophy- you’re always dirty, disheveled and tired, you live in fear of sickness and know that things can get downright nasty in the blink of an eye.
New moms (typically) have a lot more to deal with than daddy, and she must learn to adapt to her new, less fashionable life. But at least she has a tiny alarm clock that will wake her up at all hours of the day and night!
These adorable, yet very (and a bit NSFW) realistic comics by Lucy Scott are part of her book Diary Of A New Mom, which is full of graphic depictions of how having a baby changes a mother's life. At least they'll appreciate all your hard work when they're teenagers!
Cooking competition shows are very popular. What could make them even more popular? Have toddlers as contestants! In this cooking show, four kids somewhere between one and two years old try their hand at making cupcakes. Hosts Tobias and Bubber cover the process, which consists mainly of mess making, and judge the final results in an oh-so serious manner.
This is actually a skit from the Danish comedy/talk series The Sofie Linde Show. In Danish with English subtitles. -via Tastefully Offensive
The whole time they are growing up, parents can’t help but speculate on what their child will end up doing with their life. There may come a day when you settle on the dream that's best for your child and everyone around him. This is the latest fantasy from Lunarbaboon.
Image: Flickr: bevgoodwin / Creative Commons
When it comes to a topic such as children saying things and behaving in ways that are inappropriate, the article simply writes itself. So BuzzFeed found when they asked their community of readers to share the most inappropriate things their kids ever did. The following quotes are a sample of the responses they received. Read all of the responses here.
“We were getting ready to leave a birthday party and went up to the mother of the birthday child to thank her for inviting us. My 2-year-old son slapped her butt and said, ‘Thanks for the cake, babe.’ That’s how his father thanks me for dinner and apparently he thought it was just how you thank people for food.”
—Tracy Mattea Grimes, Facebook7
“After my son learned what made boys and girls different, he started introducing himself to random people thusly: ‘Hi, I’m John, and I do NOT have a vagina.’”
“My mom says that when I was little we were waiting for a train when a group of nuns sat down on the bench opposite us. I pointed at them and screamed, ‘Mommy! Look at the witches!! Look Mommy!! Witches!!!’”
—Laura Adler, Facebook
“My 3-year-old son told an older lady at the hair salon that he had a big penis.”
Chris from Lunarbaboon is getting used to the idea of having two children. The second one will be a girl, and the implications of having a daughter can be daunting to a father -whether he’s experienced in such matters or not. My husband has six daughters, and he will tell you that there are far more things to worry about than you realize when they first arrive.
These two teddy bears are the same age. Redditor UsernameIWontRegret explained what happened. His mother bought two identical bears when she had her first child in 1985. One was given to her new son, and the other was put into storage. Thirty years later, the second bear was brought out to give to that son’s first child, a little girl named Claire, who was born today. You can see the effects that a lifetime of love has on a teddy bear. If you doubt that it’s the same model of bear, there are plenty of folks who swore they had the same bear and several people posted pictures of theirs, in various stages of wear. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Yes, this sounds like a clever insurance plan, to have another bear in case the first one was lost. But if that were the case, the second bear would have been substituted when the son lost his beloved bear at Disney World, or used for another child in the same family. UsernameIWontRegret's mother insists that the plan was always to keep the second bear for the first child's first child.
When five-year-old Josiah Duncan was troubled by the appearance of a homeless man outside of a Waffle House in Prattville, Alabama recently, he asked his mother a series of questions about the man's disheveled looks and what it meant to be homeless. Upset at the news that the man was likely hungry, the child begged his mother to buy the man a meal. The events that followed left few patrons of Waffle House untouched. Said Josiah's mom,
"Watching my son touch the 11 people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I'll ever get to witness."
Via The Daily Dot
Aw, Moishe got a bump on the head! Of course, Dad wants to make everything better, but fathers sometimes do that a little differently from mothers. As illustrated by the latest shenanigans from Lunarbaboon.