Okay, let me start off by saying I would never, ever say out loud that any baby is not cute or pretty or beautiful or whatever. Its one of those things that you always answer one way, no matter what you are thinking. Is my baby cute. “Yes” without looking. Do I look fat. “No” without looking.
So, why am I blogging about the title of this post? For whatever reason, I was talking to my co-worker about babies. I don’t know why, but she asked me something like if I thought all babies were cute. I said something along the lines of what I started this blog post with. I will ALWAYS say yes or something positive if a mother asks me if her baby is cute. DUH! But, I won’t always think it. She was appalled! How could I not think a baby was cute! Its just a baby!
Firstly, just because I don’t think a particular baby is cute doesn’t make me an evil person or a baby hater. Let’s be frank. There are some damn ugly babies out there. There is a reason they have the phrase, “a face only a mother could love.” Don’t get mad at me, I didn’t make that up. Secondly, I think I got into deeper water when I told her that there has never been a puppy that I have seen that I didn’t think was cute. Now, granted I have probably seen more babies than I have puppies, and the only puppies I’ve seen are my own (and please don’t ever ask me to compare my puppy to your baby because in that case, I might just have to be honest!), my friend’s, and the ones in a store, but yes, I stand by that statement. I’ve never seen a puppy that was ugly or not cute. Babies? I definitely cannot say the same. It doesn’t mean that your baby won’t turn out to be a beautiful or smart or funny person. I’m just saying that right now, objectively and physically speaking, your baby is not cute!
I got into this much trouble just talking about this topic. So, please don’t ever ask me if your baby is cute. You already know what I will say. YES!