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A Dad's Hilarious Pics Trolled Parent-Shamers With Photoshop

Emily McWilliams 21 Jan 2019

Most parents are used to getting unwanted advice from strangers, but with the internet and social media, it seems that advice has turned into full-on shaming.

One dad decided to beat the parent-shamers to the punch by photoshopping his young daughter into dangerous situations that look insanely real.

Stephen Crowley is a designer based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Like most dads out there, he can't resist taking pictures of his daughter and sharing them on social media.

Being a designer though, he decided to put his own creative twist on these pics.

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He began taking photos of his daughter, Hannah, after she received treatment for a rare disease.

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Hannah was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and was treated with chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Once she was out of the hospital, the family began taking pictures to make up for lost time.

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Stephen wanted to take photos of her doing regular baby things, but soon started experimenting.

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Having your baby climb up into the attic is normal age-appropriate, right? Just kidding, do not let your child try this at home.

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Or what about letting them walk alone near a large body of water?

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Clearly, Stephen was having fun with these photos. It's amazing how creative he got coming up with situations to put Hannah in.

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Stephen then shared his photos on Reddit.

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"I've been photoshopping my kid into marginally dangerous situations. Nothing unbelievable, but enough to make people think 'Wait, did he..?'" he wrote.

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A few of them definitely made me do a double-take.

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I think every mom feels this way when their husband plays this game with their kid, though. You could see how people could fall for these photos.

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Stephen says for the most part, people got the joke.

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"Most of the reactions have been positive, with the odd person not getting the joke and commenting I 'should be shot,'" he told Parents.com.

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Besides trolling parent-shamers and amusing others, these photos do serve an important purpose.

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Hannah is now a healthy and thriving toddler.

Since her dad's photos have gone viral, he's hoping that it will bring attention to bone marrow donations — a procedure that saved Hannah's life.

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So Stephen's hilarious photos have not only stopped nay-sayers in their tracks, but they could save lives.

What an awesome mission from one creative dad.

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Hannah recently turned three, but that hasn't stopped the trolling photos.

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If anything, I think it's given Stephen more time to experiment with new set-ups. It's actually so cool to see her grow up in the photos.

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Like this one where she scaled a jungle gym.

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I'm sure she can get down on her own. Honestly, I've seen kids do way more dangerous things at the playground. She's fine, folks.

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Stephen also took her for a spin on a bike.

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Who doesn't love wheelies? Wheeeeeeee! This looks like one fun ride, and to be fair, Hannah does have her helmet on.

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And what kid doesn't love a day at the beach?

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Burying your kid in the sand is way more fun than building a sand castle, just saying. As long as you don't forget your kid at the beach, I think we're good.

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Here's a little car seat safety PSA courtesy of Stephen and Hannah.

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Wait, you mean to tell me that's not how you buckle your kids in?

We're looking forward to seeing more photos from this hilarious dad. Thanks for sharing these photos with the world, Stephen!

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