Wednesday, 3 April 2013

And now for something more wholesome...


Ah. That's a bit better. I had to find a "normal" baby girl to balance the last one. But boy, did I have problems! Finding a non-copyright picture of a female baby who wasn't adorned with earrings, bows, bikinis or whatever, or posed like a  mini-adult,  has taken me about half-an-hour (which I should have spent doing something else).  But no matter.

And then they're all colour-coded. Pink, pink, pink.What is it with little girls and pink? It's as though parents have to colour code their children to remind them which gender they are.

We don't do it with adults, so why babies? Personally, I loved my babies - both boys and girl - in navy. It brought out the blue of their eyes. But then perhaps I'm weird.

But never mind. Here's an unadorned baby looking happy. Best of all, she looks like a baby.

23 comments:

  1. Thank you Frances for your search for a happy, normal baby girl. She is a delight and I wish her and you a happy day...you've started mine off on a bright note!

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  2. The sound of happy children and the song of the skylark have much in common, I think! One of the greatest pleasures for me, at my time of life, is seeing (and hearing) my grandchildren when they are enjoying themselves. The credit has to go to their parents - my two daughters and my two sons-in-law.

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    1. I so agree about grandchildren. All the fun and etc.etc...

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  3. She does indeed look happy! When my sister and I were babies and toddlers, we didn't have much pink to wear, if any at all. Things were passed around in the family, and between the two of us and our three cousins (two boys and a girl), everyone wore what size fitted best. Me being the youngest girl, I always knew that, sooner or later, a new dress I saw on my older cousin would end up being mine :-)
    When we were old enough to choose, I always went for yellow or blue and my sister invariably for red.
    But... I do have a pink dress now, and I love it :-)))

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    1. Mine all had to share clothes too, tho my daughter did hanker after "pretty", including sometimes the dreaded pink.

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  4. My grand daughter's( now aged nearly 3) favourite colour is purple. But I did rush out when she was born to buy something pink.....having had 3 boys myself!

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    1. I'll let you off this time, Frances!

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  5. My grand daughter age 2 will only wear her pepper pig clothes! All 3 grandchildren are with me for 2 days and I'm about to leave home - little one screamed solidly for best part of an hour!

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    1. I had three over Easter too, but their parents came with them!

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  6. What a lovely, happy little girl! I'm sure I read somewhere that pink was originally worn by boys - I could be wrong :-) x

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    1. My boy babies looked lovely in pink!

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  7. In England as late as 1913 little boys wore dresses and pink: see Scriptor Senex's post here.

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  8. Teresa, pink was for boys because it was a watered-down version of warlike red, worn by soldiers. Girls wore blue, it being the colour associated with the Virgin Mary. Not sure when it changed - but agree, what is it with relentless vivid pink nowadays? Horrid!

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    1. Hi, Z! Yes. And the awful lurid colours of plastic toys!

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  9. I suppose it's just fashion - like those horrible headbands they put on baby girls.

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    1. Oh - I so agree about those headbands! Horrible!

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  10. A beautiful picture of happiness. Babies should be treasured.

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  11. Beautiful picture! My daughter-in-law is not clothing her baby gilr in pink as she prefers other colours.

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  12. My two granddaughters both went through a pink stage without any prompting from adults. The 16 year old is well beyond pink now, but the 5 year old loves it still.

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