The Eyes Have It.

Last day of the baby pics…starts NOW!

I saved the best for last.

My gaze will overwhelm you with cuteness!

Through the years many have said that this picture of me is an example of everything a baby pic could be.  Ok, maybe I’m laying it on a bit thick, but I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on this photo.  The truth is, I was sick in this picture.  My mom told me that I had a slight fever and wasn’t feeling well.  I was fidgety and cranky and she was amazed that after she got me dressed and sat me down, I was completely still. You can see the expression on my face says “Can we get on with this already?”.  My body language was one of indifference.

Can we also talk about some of the epic items in the photo?  Who remembers the mandatory solid white shoes that EVERY baby of my generation had?  Those shoes were HARD.  Fathers were terrified of their kids whenever they had those shoes on.  One wrong stomp to the family jewels and dads would be reduced to a crying heap.  Usually when the baby outgrew the shoes, the parents then went and got them bronzed and placed on some sort of picture frame holder to save as a keepsake.

The other elephant in the room is that BEAUTIFUL (ugly) linoleum flooring.  A mainstay in kitchens throughout the 70’s and early 80’s, it seemed that the uglier the linoleum, the more prominent it was in the apartment.   The last epic item I’ll touch on is..wait for it…my clothes.  Love my mom, love my dad, but a solid blue “fire engine” jumper, white shoes (mandatory as previously discussed) and a green and white sweater. The clash is real in this outfit. You know what though?  I may crack a joke about things in the photo, but I know that my mom and dad worked hard to put food on the table, shelter over my head, and clothes on my back.  It could’ve been a purple shirt with blood orange pants and sandals, and I wouldn’t have cared.  They protected me and took care of me. That’s all that matters.

I want to do the same for my daughter.  I may not be able to give her Burberry, Marc Jacobs, or Ralph Lauren, but I’ll give her everything I can so that she can feel loved and protected.

Last day to get your jokes in. Comment with your best caption below!

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