Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Why we don't brush our baby's hair

It's right that people should dress their babies up in embarrassing outfits that their children will one day look back on in horror. This is a right of passage for children who grow up an age of digital photography. But there is one thing that parents/catalog photographers should not do before a child is of a certain age.

They should not comb a baby's hair.

First, it's scary. If babies were supposed to look like adults, they'd come out of the womb with wrinkles and a 5 o'clock shadow. They don't, which means God intended them to have baby fat, undeveloped follicles and disheveled hair.

The second reason, the one that inspired the writing of this entry, is that it's easy to get a baby's hairdo terribly wrong. A little work with a dark colored pen, and you're baby could end up looking like an extraordinarily cute egomaniacal mass-murderer.

Case in point:

In conclusion, please don't comb your baby's hair. Or, at least, if you're going to, make him/her look like a cool dictator. Mussolini is underdone if you ask me.

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