Thursday, February 18, 2010


I don't like babies. There. I said it. Well, let me revise this comment. I don't like babies until they are about 6 months old...then, hand 'em over to me, 'cause I think they are awfully cute at this point.

My close friends know my opinion about babies. Many of my friends' babies, I haven't held until they hit the 6 month mark, because they didn't force them on me. The thing that often keeps me away from visiting people at the hospital when they have babies is that they force the baby holding onto you. I'm never sure how to say, Look, I don't want to hold your breakable looking baby. Sorry, I just don't.

I also don't think fresh babies are very cute. My friend Lisa has a checklist she must perform before forwarding any baby photo e-mails to me. Is the baby cleaned up (no afterbirth nonsense)? Is the baby cute (if it ain't cute, don't forward)? These came about because, as you can guess, she sent me an unclean batch of photos, which caused me to lay down the law and then she sent me a photo of a very uncute baby, which led to the second step in the checklist.

All that being said, I think this is about the cutest thing I've ever seen... Seriously, it melts my heart! Maybe I need to rethink my out and out ban on babies.


Abby said...

That baby isn't fresh out of the womb, thus the reason you like it! I also generally don't want to hold people's babies. I still feel this way even after having a baby. (I did like holding my own babies) Four months is my cross over point, they are cute with personality and can't really move!

Anonymous said...

Well that baby seems to meet the "rules" clean and cute. Also most likely 6 mos old.

Carol Conway-Fleisher said...

You are not alone I don't like to hold babies younger than 6 months either. They are to fragile looking.

Scrappy Girl said...

I haven't held a tiny one for quite awhile. It is a great experience if you are close to the mom or dad.

Paula said...

I found you through Texas Blogging Gals and came by to say hello. Look forward to reading more about you. Come on by and say howdy.

Love the doggie!

The Ffrench's said...

The problem is that all parents think their newborns are cute whether they are or not. Therefore, due to this bias you are likely to continue receiving photos of "uncute" babies. My Mom's friend Myrna's codewords for a not so cute baby is "That's Some Baby !!"

The Lone Star Queen said...

Just found you on the Texas Blogging Gals list. Cute baby picture and cute blog. I am looking forward to following your blog!


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