Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How to Hold a Child

You can often tell by the way adults hold a child whether they have children of their own.  In this case, the adults may be the grandparents, and they have just become less comfortable with small children over time.  They are certainly not the parents, and the smaller infant seems to be questioning their credentials.

11 comments:

  1. The infant resents Grandma's infantile approach. She's a Fed. Fed-up. That infant's posture is wildly funny :D :D :D...

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  2. ...and Grandma is returning the same disapproving gaze!

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  3. Wonderful photo, maybe she wasn't the real granny, could be the grandfather's second wife who had never been the maternal sort . . .

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  4. This is a riot! Love the baby....so funny....

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  5. The little frown displayed by the baby is often referred to as "poopy face" by those in the know...that, combined with the arms-length hold of the grandmother and her wrinkled up nose, make me think he's just dropped a load. Meanwhile, grandpa needed a cigarette to get through this experience, and it's still in his hand...

    Fantastic photo!

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  6. Love it. Maybe they are the Aunt and Uncle? That woman doesn't seem like she's even seen a child before.

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  7. I'm with Tracy on Granny and the little one! Gramps looks pretty relaxed to me, if he can juggle his smoke and junior wielding a mini tennis (?) racket with a smile on his face, he has no problem with kids. Not so sure about the dour looking nanny/manny in the doorway behind him though...

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  8. I'm pretty sure that Grandpa had a martini in the other hand until just before the photo. As for the racket, I think it's a squash racket.

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  9. Greeat photo and observations, Christine - you are so right.

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  10. I always kick myself that I don't keep up so I can be in the thick of all this:) Too much fun!!

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