Notes from a LiteraryVixen

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Breathtaking (but not in the good way). June 17, 2008

Filed under: Randoms — theliteraryvixen @ 6:31 pm

“Congratulations, it’s a . . . . baby.”

Let’s start this post with getting one simple fact out of the way. Clear the air, so to speak. Here we go (deep breath!): Not all babies are cute.

It’s not a popular sentiment, and some people will never dare admit it, but come on. Denial is healthy for no one.

Anyhow, now that we have that out of the way, I have a theory to share. I believe that adorable babies have no chance of being attractive adults.

Cute babies, and even VERY cute babies . . . sure. They can ostensibly grow up to be very pretty people. It is the ADORABLE babies that end up weird-looking.

“Why?”, you ask?

Well, the very features that we prize in babies – short, wide faces, huge eyes, small, pouty mouths – don’t exactly grow and stretch when the rest of the child does. When the head grows, and the body stretches, the disproportionate scale which works in their favor during their youth – that pushes them over the boundaries of cute, into the “Awwwwwwwwww!” territory –  turns on them.

It’s just a theory at this point. You may feel free to try and prove me wrong. But so far, I stand by it.

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One Response to “Breathtaking (but not in the good way).”

  1. lisha Says:

    in the medical field, we call them FLK’s…
    funny looking kids!


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