Tiny hands and feet, puckered faces, innocence, the total absence of ulterior intentions, funny antics, prams, the cute little dresses in the cutest of colors, powder puffs, the sweet smelling powder and shampoo, little jewelry, tiny gloves and socks, the tiniest of boots, the ‘mazhalai’ voices, hilarious questions…. Babies and kids never cease to bring a smile on my face. These little bundles of joy are miracles that have the power to transform lives, to bring people together. Lately, I have been exposed to a lot of babies (if that’s the right way to put it!). A colleague having a birth in her family, her talking about the baby in absolutely adorable terms, my watching ‘Heyy Babyy’ and the antics of Angel, my close friend coming to visit us with her baby, all this made me want to do this post. This post is dedicated to all those beautiful angels who make life worth living. 🙂
I start with a video of ‘Cuppy Cake’ that is just asbalootely chweet:
The lyrics go something like this:
You’re my Honeybunch, Sugarplum, Pumpy-umpy-umpkin,
You’re my Sweetie Pie,
You’re my Cuppycake, Gumdrop, Snoogums-Boogums,
You’re the Apple of my Eye
And I love you so and I want you to know
That I’ll always be right here
And I love to sing sweet songs to you
Because you are so dear….
This song has been doing the rounds in our office lately, and no wonder!! You just have to listen to it once to want to listen to it again! 🙂 The way the kid says ‘Pumpy-umpy-umpkin’ and ‘Snoogums-Boogums’ is worth listening to! 🙂
Also check out this link. It is an ad by makemytrip.com. No prizes for guessing why I loved it. 🙂 (Link courtesy: Shilpi)
Of course, how could I resist posting the sweetest pics of kids that I received by way of a forward when I am doing a post on kids? So here goes:
Last, but not the least, a few ‘views’ from kids on marriage (by way of a forward again):
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like Sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
— Alan, age 10
No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
— Kristen, age 10
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
— Camille, age 10
HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
— Derrick, age 8
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don’t want any more kids.
— Lori, age 8
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
— Lynnette, age 8
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
— Martin, age 10
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
I’d run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
— Craig, age 9
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they’re rich.
— Pam, age 7
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.
– – Curt, age 7 The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.
— Howard, age 8
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
— Anita, age 9 HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?
— Kelvin, age 8And the #1 Favorite is……..
HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
— Ricky, age 10 It is rightly said that “A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.”