Saturday, June 28, 2008


Nina is my niece. She's ten months old and trusts nobody. Visitors and strangers alike get the "Who the hell are you!? Stay away from me!" look.
I was just like her when I was little:
Strangers were scary! It was unnerving when a they got in my face. Who were they? Sometimes they smelled: mothballs, coffee breath, hairspray, to much cologne... Why did they have to get so close?


stray g said...

It's still scary, when you think about it....

Namowal said...

I agree, stray g.
I think adults don't realize how overwhelming they can be to kids.

Linda said...

Stray, funny comment!

Namo: I know. Some people I know force you to hug and kiss their kids and babies, and I think you can tell when a kid does or doesn't want to get huggy. I think it can be a gross imposition.

Namowal said...

I completely agree, Linda,
My brother likes to pass Nina around and put her in people's laps, but she dislikes it.