My then 3 yr old daughter gave her Barbie doll a bath and tried to dry her in the microwave!



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  • Alexander

    There's these things… They are called child locks… They are used for any number of things… such as securing things closed that you do not want kids to be able to open…

    Things like Microwaves.

    • TheToddFather

      You don't have any kids, do you, Alexander?

    • Shannon

      Child locks work great in theory…until your child is around them for more than three seconds and they figure out how to get into whatever you locked, quicker than you can open the damned thing usually.

      • Mer Cat

        My MIL just keeps thick rubber bands around the cabinet nobs in her kitchen to keep my 2 y/o niece out of them (not a huge issue; there are always at least two sets of adult eyes on her at Grandma’s) and often the rubber bands have been left accidentally hanging from just one nob and my niece busies herself with remedying the situation.

    • LBW

      LOL, I'll bet the folks who invent child locks think they are as smart as Alexander thinks he is. Until some toddler proves them wrong every time …


      You must not have kids…

    • Amy

      My 3 yr old daughter could probably get on top of the fridge if given enough time. Child locks and baby gates only buy me time. While I was trying to sneak in a shower she pushed a dining room chair up to the baby gate, climbed over the gate into the kitchen, pushed a kitchen chair over to the microwave (situated high above the stove), got the cookies on top of the microwave, and brought them back to her bedroom that she shares with baby sister…

  • nerwen_aldarion

    “I'm melting! Melting! Oh what a world what a world…”

  • Shannon

    I bet that smelled AWESOME 😉 I feel your pain, ours was a GI Joe, but same difference I think.

    Hmmm…I wonder why it only melted her head and thighs?

  • John Wards

    At least it wasn't the cat she gave the bath.

    My Grandfather did something similar with his hearing aid after wearing it in the shower…

  • Savagewoman

    That is SO AWESOME.

  • Brandy Lee Prince

    It's new “plastic surgery gone wrong” Barbie!

  • Craneguy

    How does a 3 year old reach a microwave?

  • Dawn Leuchtmann

    Awesome…it's nuclear holocaust Barbie

    • Nicky Dark

      Or Jewish…

      • Anissa Danley

        Wrong. Absolutely despicable.

  • Tash

    Mostly, I'd just be glad it wasn't a small pet…

    • Jessica Nicholas

      Definitely!  Or an infant sibling!  Sounds like it’s time for a talk about what does/does not go in the microwave.

  • Holly

    Oh my…”Chernobyl Barbie”..LOL

  • RossellaR

    well, a Barbie is not a doll for 3yr-olds anyway, and they shouldn't be allowed to reach, let alone use, a microwave…..

  • mainegirl4

    Um, why was a 3yo playing with a microwave??


    My daughter (11) dismembered hers and just threw it into the BBQ pit. smh

  • Anissa Danley

    Actually, most Barbie’s are ages 3+, so it is a 3 yr old toy. As for “how does a 3 year old reach the microwave”… have you ever met a 3 year old? They are very resourceful.

  • Anonymous

    This is soooo funny. I have a 3 year old and can totally relate.
    It is also funny to read the comments of the folks with no kids… are they in for a shock when they finally have their own.

  • Anonymous

    This is Soooooo FUNNY. I have a 3 y.o. and can totally relate.
    It is also funny reading the comments of folks without kids. Are they ever in for a shock when they have kids of their own!

  • Anne Marie McLennon

    Ew. Bet the smell was awful.

  • Helene Latour Ramos

    I have a 8 years old girl. When she was 3, I never let her alone in the kitchen. There was a security fence so she couldn’t go and play with the microwave, for example…
    (Sorry if my English is bad, I’m French.) 🙂

  • Shawnt’e Spaniard

    I am a mom of two boys, ages 11 and 9.. When I was 7 months pregnant with my youngest, I was constantly in the little girls room.. During one trip, my oldest grabbed his firetruck, hopped the barricade to the kitchen, and decided he wanted a piece of pizza.. he put it in the microwave and turned it on.. I have no idea how much time he put it in for, but I came out of the bathroom and my apartment was full of smoke.. I had to get my neighbor to come over and help me search for the source.. After about 5 minutes, we found it.. Needless to say, I started peeing with the door open..

  • Sonya Hill

    Some people would consider this art haha… at least you don’t have to worry about the barbie messing up her self image when she gets older ^_^

  • Lauren Arnold

    hahahahaha all I can do is laugh, and I agree that at least it wasn’t an living thing. I’m sure her mom had a good long talk with her about the microwave after this.

  • Andrea Bermúdez M.

    You can always use this anecdote to get her to wear sunscreen at the beach.

  • Andrea Bermúdez M.

    You can always use this anecdote to get her to wear sunscreen at the beach.