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. Bored Panda 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!
That Moment When You Realize Your Childhood Is Over
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.
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.
It's Surprisingly Difficult To Get Out Once You're Good And Stuck
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.
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.
Young Male Trapped In Swing. No Injuries, No Damage To Swing But A Very Grateful & Embarrassed Male!
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.”
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."
When My Daughter Got Stuck In A Baby Swing And Had To Get The Fire Brigade To Get Her Out. I Couldn't Stop Laughing
Got Really Wasted One Night, One Thing Led To Another, And This Happened
This Woman And Her 11-Year-Old Niece Got Stuck In A Leicester Playground
Throw Back To The Time I Got Stuck In A Child's Swing, I Think Before I Got In My Mother Had Declared That She Bet Me I Couldn't. Cheers Mum
This Man Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Climb Into This Playground Attraction
The Former Big Brother Star Lisa Appleton Got Stuck In A Tunnel
Trying To Get Billy Out Of The Baby Swing, He Was Stuck For Like 20 Minutes
Blue Watch Are Dealing With A Girl Stuck In A Baby Swing. Please Don't Do This
Why Do People Keep Trying This
Firefighter Rescuing A Teenager After She Got Stuck In A Baby Swing
What Do You Do When One Of Your 16 Year Olds Gets Stuck In The Baby Swing At The Park?
Snap pictures and laugh and laugh. I did offer to call 911 which made the thought of it hysterical. Ah, good times.