Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My Favorite People
Anyone that has ever had even a 5 minute conversation with me knows that my nieces are my favorite people that have ever, and will ever, exist.
Before they were born I wasn’t really a baby person. I mean, I got it, babies are cute (not ALL of them), people love them. I had no desire to hold them for fear of them crying. Also, what is it with people handing you their baby and not taking it away from you when it starts crying? It’s like baby torture! “Oh you hate that huh? Well she’s holding you and I don’t care how long you scream about it!” It’s bizarre. Then everyone stares at you wondering what your problem is. I knew they were silently judging me as a bad holder-of-babies.
All that changed with my niece, Tori, was born. She was a round-headed wonder. She didn’t cry when I first held her and I wasn’t afraid of breaking her (as was usually the case with other babies). She just stared at me. I think my bro might have been a little afraid of my holding baby abilities (perhaps he remembered the crying fits I caused most babies) so he just hovered over my shoulder the entire time I held her. But, I did it. Held a baby without it balling. So me and Tori were automatic best friends.
By the time Alyssa was born the word had gotten out in the baby world...I’m ok. Once again, there was no crying! Me and Alyssa were fast friends.
Now it seems like most kids will at least give me a chance. I don’t know why. Are Tori and Alyssa heading up a PR campaign across their baby network that I’m one of the good ones?
Can babies smell fear and I no longer exude it? I don’t know. All I know is that Tori and Alyssa are the most hilarious and awesome people of any age.