I have a feeling, that no matter how tactfully I write this...I'm going to lose a few followers. I apologize in advance!
I've been surrounded by people who have had babies in the last few years. I'm genuinely thrilled for the blessing of a child that has come into their lives! My friends have some of the cutest children!! I absolutely adore them! Their little voices saying my name and showing me their toys makes my day. :-) However, seeing all these children has made me come to an unexpected revelation...
Not all babies are cute!
It pains me to say that. Am I a horrible person?!?! For quite a while, I didn't realize that there was such thing as an unpretty/uncute baby. I looooove seeing babies!! So sweet. So small. So cuddly and cooing! I know that I want a few of my own!
For a stretch of time, I was confronted with one such uncute baby on a daily basis, and found myself commenting on the picture surroundings and the child's outfit to compensate for not speaking directly about the little munchkin. It was only when another individual also mentioned that she compensated that way, did I realize that it wasn't just me. This other person was a mom, so it made singleton me feel better...and also very grateful that the other mom had no idea that others didn't find her little bundle of joy as adorable as she does. Really, if my child(ren) aren't cute - I do not want to realize that!! Give me the survival mechanism to think that they are the cutest things on the face of the earth!
Am I the only one? How do you deal in the few-and-far-between situation of being confronted by a little one (or picture) that isn't your usual beautiful cherub?