Something that annoys me all too much is people’s reaction to baby photos on social media.
“OHH MY GOD!!! HE’S SO ADORABLE” goes a screech.
“WHAT A PRECIOUS LITTLE THING!” says your distant aunt.
“AWWWWWW! SO CUTE!!!” says almost every teenage girl. (just for indication purposes, I don’t usually stereotype :P)
“SHE’S DIVINE!” says your overly religious grandfather.
Well, all of the above things may be true. But I don’t understand the need to get so excited each time we come across a baby photo. It’s not like we found a cute baby photo after a string of not-so-cute ones. Every baby is cute and beautiful and precious. So then, why can’t we just accept this fact and move on. I might sound like a crazy man right now, talking rubbish. And you might be thinking, what’s wrong with him? But sorry, sometimes people’s reaction to stuff like this does drive me crazy. It’s like, I get it but why are you making such a fuss about it!
And then there are some parents who feel the need to share their child’s photographs in all postures and situations for the entire world to see. I understand if you want to take photos for your own personal collection. To capture that memory. I’m someone who would do it too. But no, I don’t want to see a photograph of your kid riding the merry-go-round. Or snuggled inside a blanket. And please, no closeups of your kid’s face next to a flower. Thank you very much.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that there are no ugly babies; heck even animal babies are cute and sometimes even more than human babies. The internet is riddled with kittens and puppies so I will say no more of them but have you seen a baby porcupine?
A baby platypus?
Or a baby elephant?
Or even a baby snake!
Okay, I agree, the last one is more scary than cute. But still, you can’t call it ugly!
So do you see now? There’s nothing special about a cute baby because cute is the way it is meant to be. So the next time you come across something cute, appreciate in silence. If you have to, that is.