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The Dad Toss: A Great Twitter Thread

See where it says “Read 195 replies”? This time it’s worth it.

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  • Mike Austin February 6, 2022, 8:49 AM

    I think we have found another Olympic sport.

  • James ONeil February 6, 2022, 10:32 AM

    Some really great tosses there. Some world class woke whining as well, of course.

    Alas,I’ve no pics of my personal best:
    Me: “Stop crying or else I’ll take you outside and toss you in the snow bank!”
    Daughter: “Wa, wa, wa waaaaaaaaaaaaa.”
    Picked up, carried outside, tossed.
    Me: “You done crying now?”
    Daughter: “Do it again daddy, do it again!”
    15 minutes later; “One more time daddy, one more time!”

  • John Venlet February 6, 2022, 10:49 AM

    That was epically good, and the memories it kindled of my kids being tossed when they were little is like icing on the cake – toss.

  • ghostsniper February 6, 2022, 12:57 PM

    Let’s see the fuck ups too.

  • Fred February 7, 2022, 8:24 AM

    This is the stupidest, most reckless, irresponsible un-characteristic American Digest content I’ve seen in the past three years here. CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE ACTUAL PHOTO! In it, Dad stands on a sorta-shoveled driveway with a downhill cant and tosses a little girl ten feet above the asphalt and concrete beneath her. Dad slips / Dad misses / daughter windmills in panic on the way down and she faces a bone-shattering, face-first drop onto a very hard surface, risking (in increasing order of awfulness) painful and expensive hospitalization, disfigurement, brain damage and death.

    Do the words “Criminal Endangerment” and “Threatening the Welfare of a Child” mean nothing to any of you? If charged with these, what would be your brilliant defense: “Uhhh … we wuz havin’ fun!”??!?

    Please take up a pastime less likely to cause permanent harm to your offspring — juggling chainsaws comes to mind.

    • ghostsniper February 7, 2022, 9:12 AM

      Careful there Fred, they’ll label you as curmudgeonly.

      • Fred February 7, 2022, 12:14 PM

        Too late, ghostsniper. I am already the regional midwestern distributor for “curmudgeonly” and second runner-up for 2021 Crank of the Year!

  • anninarizona February 12, 2022, 5:35 PM

    “Faces?” or “Experienced?” If she wasn’t actually injured, no harm, no foul.
    When I was 2 my dad put me up in front of him in the saddle. Trotted over to the pasture and got off to open the gap (wire gate). I must have moved/vocalized and the horse went ballistic because it knew its rider had dismounted ( it “pitched a wall-eyed fit,” as we say in Texas). Dad grabbed me by one leg simultaneously held me off the ground while retaining the reins and getting the horse under control. I was the oldest and I don’t think he repeated the experience with the other three. Oldest kids have it roughest.