Tuesday, August 23, 2011

If babies could talk...

Let's just be honest, parents participate in many traditions that could easily be construed as strange to a little person with no previous life experience (a.k.a. the baby).  But I think off all the things that parents do, photo shoots must be the strangest.  Popular directions to take in these photo shoots include a random and well-lit location, naked baby, HUGE flower, over-sized and bright colored tutu, a decorative basket or a combination of any of these.  And while parents think these pictures are adorable, what are our children thinking?  Put yourself in their shoes (or booties) and imagine being stripped down and stuck under bright lights.  It's like going to the gynecologist. . . or maybe like going to the dentist with no shirt on.  Either way, it seems like it must be unpleasant.  Curious to delve deeper into the infant mind I asked my research assistant (Andrea) to aid me in an experiment and then write up a detailed report.  Senario- Bucket, half-naked baby, big flower, outside in random places.  Here was the feedback:

Mom, why am I in this bucket?  And why am I just wearing a diaper?

Don't ya think it's kinda bright out here?  And hot?  Oh, I see.  You want to take pictures of me.  Okay, I'll try and smile.

New location, huh?  Courtesy smile number two.

 Location number three. . . is this for real?  Where are we anyway?

Okay, you are getting one more cute face and then you are taking me inside and putting my clothes back on.

  I'm so over this.  Let's go inside.  Please.

Did you not hear me?  Give me that camera.

Wait!  I have to sneeze.

Okay, NOW give me that camera!

 I give up.  I don't think you are listening.
 Mmmm.  Bucket. . .

This woman doesn't know who she's dealing with.  Oh, the noises I could make in the middle of the night. . .

 Location number four?!  You've got to be kidding me.  Alright, game on.


  1. Oh my goodness, I'm laughing so hard... but dieing from all the cuteness. You got some really good pictures! It looks like she had some fun, and when she's older she'll agree that it's cute and she'll appreciate all the naked big headband pictures you took of her.

  2. The bucket. All the random locations... Yeah, I pretty much wet my pants reading that.

  3. Haha cute, I actually did a random photo shoot with sydnie the other day, although I didn't use a big flower, or a bucket, and she wasn't naked lol, I should do a photo shoot like this before summer is over

  4. Haha! I agree...this is hilarious! And yes, the pictures are super cute! :)

  5. This is so funny and so true! I love it!