Today in weird things parents do, a Dublin dad’s favorite hobby is posting photoshopped images of his toddler daughter in unsafe, Edward Gorey-esque situations.
Stephen Crowley’s Instagram feed is full of his daughter, Hannah, featured in settings that make us want to lunge through the computer screen and whisk his kid to safety (which we guess is the point). There’s Hannah teetering on a ladder or on the fireplace mantle, Hannah about to fall in a river, Hannah perched on a stovetop next to a pot of boiling water. Fun times!
What makes this all the more peculiar, in our humble opinion: The 18-month-old survived chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant for her disorder, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. (We’re wondering if having to say that over and over has broken her dad’s brain a little bit.)
Hannah is doing great post-transplant, and her dad describes her as “lots of fun, always smiling…[with] a great sense of humor given what she’s been through so far.” We hope she keeps that sense of humor in life to roll with her dad’s, uh, creativity.
But really, what’s with the scary photo shoots?
“Because we missed out on so much normal stuff of the first year, we take tons of photos now that we’re able to do normal things out of isolation,” Crowley said. OK.
Not really sure that this qualifies as “normal things,” Mr. Crowley, but hey, we’re glad Hannah is thriving. Though she will likely need a little therapy when she sees this photo series someday.
As for us, we could really use an Ativan right about now.