Babies are pretty dumb.
It’s not their fault, of course. They’re brand new human beings, they’re not only slowly learning how the world works, but they’re also slowly learning how their bodies work! It’s necessary for them to fall down and get hurt in order to learn what not to do the next time.
As a parent, watching this happen is both terrifying and hilarious. Often it starts out terrifying and then, should the child escape major injury, it turns hilarious. Hahaha, stupid baby!
One dad had that exact experience when he walked into the laundry room and saw something that would send shivers through anyone unfortunate enough to encounter it: he saw his baby INSIDE THE WASHING MACHINE.
Luckily it was just a t-shirt with the baby’s face on it.
He posted a picture of the incident to Twitter and said he’d nearly had a heart attack, which is entirely understandable.
Imgur user ARussianAndHisBike shared the picture to Imgur where it took off (it has been viewed over 100,000 times) and thankfully the uploader included a warning: Please, if you are ever washing your favorite shirt with a picture of your child on it, just put a warning note on the washer or something.
This being the internet, other users were quick with the jokes. ‘How else am I supposed to wash the baby, Karen?’ one commented. Another remarked on the appropriate expression the baby was wearing: ‘It helps if the baby doesn’t look terrified on the shirt too.’
One guy didn’t see the problem, so long as you properly program the washer: ‘What’s the big deal? I put it on the delicates setting.’
We can all laugh, because it wasn’t an actual baby in the machine and because it wasn’t our near heart attack. Some users suggested avoiding the issue by turning the shirt inside-out before washing it, but I’d go one step further: don’t put your kids on t-shirts!