Monday, February 23, 2009

Un-pc ugly baby inquiry

I'm being very careful here trying to word this as gently as possible so as not to offend but rather amuse. This could be a touchy subject, or more likely just rude and shallow. But out with it already:

If someone's baby is ugly, do they know it?

Do mommies of undeniably ugly babies think they're cute? Naturally they love them to death because thank goodness we have our selfish heads extracted out of our asses by the gift of altruistic love so fierce you'd give up sleep and decent sex for a year. But did god make it so that no matter what your child physically looks like, you will think he/she is gorgeous? 

My disclaimers: First, I feel extremely blessed that I was not only able to get pregnant so easily twice, have two trouble-free pregnancies, birth vaginally twice, breast feed twice relatively drama-free and come out with two totally healthy, perfectly developed children: but they are both also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I truly enjoy looking at both of them at times simply for their beauty. Secondly, yes of course I know this is a rhetorical, stupid, small-minded inquiry, but is it true? If  your baby is ugly, do you know it's ugly or do you think it's beautiful? 

Undoubtedly, love is blind. And hopefully most people don't see only through societal norms of beauty.  And obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And clearly, my definition of good-looking is totally different than yours or anyone else's, blah, blah, blah. 

But do mamas of ugly babies know they're ugly? 

Just curious.


  1. I laughed my butt off with this! I am always asking people this! Of course, like you, my kids came out ready to walk the catwalk, so I am of course referring to other mothers.

    I soooo wonder.

  2. Ha your posts always make me laugh! I was thinking this very thing last week. My children are TRULY, undeniably gorgeous. I think mothers do know. They must, right? I mean when there are good looking kids next to the ugly ones they must compare.

    Sheesh! That comment sounded unbearably shallow and rude. I'm not trying to be, truly.