Saturday, June 28, 2008

Nina


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?

4 comments:

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.