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"All the thoughts that run through my head when I see a baby."

It happened last weekend.

I was sitting in a cafe with my sister when something caught my attention.

A pram. I knew what would be inside, but somehow I still wasn’t prepared. The pram came to a halt just inches from our table, and that’s when I saw it.

A foot. A tiny, silly, flat, pointless little foot.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT FOOT YOU DON’T NEED IT, IT’S NOT LIKE YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE.

Maybe it was the fact I was slightly hungover, or maybe it was the generally tumultuous state of my life, but my reaction was… inappropriate.

Upon seeing a baby who can’t have been more than six months old, I cried. Actual tears came out of my eyes. Because of the cuteness. 

You're just so small... Image via Giphy.

"Ummm... why?" you ask.

Well, here is a definitive list of all the things that go through my head when I see a baby. Frankly, it's overwhelming.

  • OH goodness, hello there. What are you doing? You look very silly in those clothes. YOUR PANTS ARE THE SAME LENGTH AS SHORTS BUT ON YOU THEY ARE PANTS.
  • May I sniff you on that part of your head where the smell comes from?
  • Your hands are very fat. That's why you can't lift things. If you needed to lift things. Which you don't.
  • How are you so fat when you only eat mush?
  • Doesn't the mush taste stupid?
  • WHAT DO YOU DREAM ABOUT.
  • Srsly, what? Image via Giphy.
  • You're smiling. Why?
  • Your neck isn't real.
  • How are you meant to learn to walk when your legs become feet and there are no ankles?
  • And also when your feet are square?
  • ....perfectly square.
  • (That's ok)
  • Straight up, your face is silly.
  • WHY CAN'T YOU SPEAK.
  • You have just enough teeth to be able to eat things but not enough to make you not look ridiculous.
I can't with you right now, seriously. Image via Giphy.
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  • You bop up and down when you get excited because you don't know where to PUT your energy.
  • You suck at eating. Like, you're terrible at it.
  • WHAT EVEN ARE YOUR ELBOWS?
  • You literally can't exist without help. Like, a lot of help.
  • You look really surprised but there's actually nothing surprising about this environment.
  • YOU LOOK ALL SWEATY AND PUFFED OUT BUT I KNOW FOR A FACT YOU HAVEN'T BEEN ANYWHERE.
  • Can I pick you up?
  • When your mum inevitably asks for you back (why though?) I'm going to go like this:
I WON'T. Image via Giphy.
  • Oh, I like cuddling you very much.
  • You like my face. Well, I like your face more. May I nibble on it?
  • I NEED YOU TO KNOW HOW LOVED YOU ARE.
  • Why do you always have a little bit of a rash on your chin?
  • I cannot. I can't handle it anymore.
  • You must stop...
  • (Don't stop)

Love from the creep waving (and crying) from the other side of the cafe.

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Image via Giphy.

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