Sometimes as adults we get so bogged down in work, bills and taking care of family that we forget to just - play. Now and again it is important to re-discover our childlike sense of wonder and go have some fun, however, sometimes even playtime can go awry. GIGGAG has put together a list of these moments where these adult Peter Pans got quite literally caught up the moment.
Unfortunately, playgrounds are built for small adventurers, but that didn't stop these grown-ups from trying to have some fun anyway. Scroll down below to see some brave adults who got stuck in their quest for fun and don't forget to upvote your favs!
Love the caption!
Before playgrounds children would play in the streets around their neighborhoods, until the 19th century when a few developmental psychologists, including Friedrich Fröbel proposed playgrounds as a developmental aid, that would help children learn cooperative, fair play and good manners. A few German schools installed playgrounds for their institutions, however, the first public access playground was opened in a park in Manchester, England in 1859.
Is he still walking around, wearing that slide?
That's a task for the Playground Rescue Force.
Parks began to pop up around the world after they were established in Europe. The first park in the United States was built in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in 1887, and a year later the Playground Association of America was founded with Luther Gulick as their president. The association was later renamed to the National Recreation Association and then the National Recreation and Park Association.
How did he manage to get in?
I'm 6'4" and even when my friends helped flip me over, I couldn't get out since I wasn't fully touching the ground and both of my calves were wedged into the seat. My friends finally helped me get out (after laughing at me for a while, which I deserved); no firemen required.
Looks like he's trying to fit a really tight mini-skirt
It might be surprising to find out that playgrounds were a staple in the USSR's urban scene during the 1970s and 1980s. Almost every Soviet city had a park with a playground and they were a standard feature around the country. The structures were manufactured by state-owned factories with metallic bars. The most common designs in Soviet playgrounds were the carousel, sphere, seesaw, rocket, and bridge.
well, either drop or ask the person taking the picture to pull you up
Definitely not the highest moment in his life.........
Playgrounds were developed by psychologists and so it makes sense that present-day mental health professionals still recognize the value they have on child development. Research suggests that playgrounds are one of the most important developmental environments for children outside of the home. Spontaneous and independent lay is essential for healthy growth. Albert Einstein said that, “Play is the highest form of research.”
ouch, this one looks painful
why would you even want to force yourself in there?
So what about adults? Dr. Sam Wang and Dr. Sandra explain in their book, 'Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College,' that play is not just beneficial for child development: "Work in adult life is often most effective when it resembles play. Indeed, total immersion in an activity often indicates that the activity is intensely enjoyable; this is the concept of flow, or what athletes call being in the zone," they wrote. Flow occurs during active experiences that require concentration but are also highly practiced, where the goals and boundaries are clear but leave room for creativity. This describes many adult hobbies, from skiing to music, as well as careers like surgery and computer programming."
"Here sir. You are a moron. Morons must wear helmets. See, look isn't this helmet really cool and fashionable?" *holds mirror*
And lost her drawers.
He looks like he's proposing! Ha ha ha...(She must be so embarrassed!)
I love the crowd watching the grown man get rescued from a swing
All I hear is Sweet Dee’s voice yelling, “You’re stuck in a coil!!”
Runs in the family.
That man hasn’t had a good idea since 1993, when he could last fit into that space.
Wow. That mom must’ve wanted you to get stuck.
This seems to be a common phenomenon..
Look like a baby being born.
Doesn't the name baby swing mean anything anymore?
The axe cracked me up
I think I got stuck one time when I was little, I climbed out
So many of these involve people getting stuck in swings... You think we'd have learned.
Snap pictures and laugh and laugh. I did offer to call 911 which made the thought of it hysterical. Ah, good times.
And the phone is about to fall
No, we ALL have not tried this
Sittin' out the problem 'till battery is empty?
Look at that girl in the background... Can't stop laughing! That face...
Do people not understand the term "baby swing" anymore
See? Not only firemen can solve those issues...
I know that park!! It's University Park in Irvine. I've been there a couple times before when I visited a friend.