04 March 2010

Why? Why? Why Would You Do That?

I've not hidden my disdain for babies and/or motherhood here on the ol' blog. I've got my reasons, and they are million-fold. Is million-fold a thing? Well, let's just say that they're much more than threefold. (Ha! Chandler in a box!)

I'm just not wild about the weird little alien-looking humans. They freak me out. (But I will admit that they get cuter with age--to a point.)

I'm also not wild about the new trend of newborn photography, mostly because I think newborn babies are some of the ugliest creatures. And as though newborn photography (Look! My baby curled up in a basket! How adorable!) wasn't annoying enough, within this subset exists something even more bizarre.

This (stolen from STFU, Parents).

Who let the alien hold the diamonds?

Apparently, this newborn-holding-parents-wedding-rings photo op is a new trend (Shortlived, hopefully, like toe socks, or the spaghetti strap dresses with the white tshirt underneath.).

I'll admit that I don't fully comprehend the message. Is it "From this marriage came this creepy wrinkly human"? Is it, "We commit to you, dear freak show baby, as we committed to each other"? Or is it, "The purpose of marriage is to reproduce"? I hope it's not the last one.

Or is it just, "Check out how big my diamond is! It's even bigger than this kid's toe!"?

I really just don't get it. Would someone please explain?


  1. I have never heard of this. I guess Anne Geddes took one too many photos of babies in flowerpots and had to branch out into new territory?

  2. I think you're right. Plus, doesn't it seem like people are all about having professional pictures taken of themselves lately?

  3. My favourite is tiny baby cradled in large, disembodied man hands. Or maybe it's half naked baby in tutu and crown...hmmm...there are so many disgusting choices...



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