No, I don’t think your children are cute

Some things in life we are not “allowed” to say or do.
It’s not a law or rule.
But let’s call it “common sense”.

But then this one particular colleague tells me “Have you see this picture/video of my kids”, I want to punch him.

Not only he is showing me 10 pictures on daily basis, I also DON’T think they are cute.

There. I said it.
They look too much like you.
I think they have a weird hipster haircut.
And their yelling is NOT pleasant in my ear canal.

It’s not that I don’t like children at all.
In fact, I have recently got a desire to raise a young human to a wonderful person.
But I am not there yet.
Not mentally, nor physically, nor financially.

Of course, as a parent you will always think your child is the most precious.
I encourage that.
But don’t expect me to think the same if you show me 500 pictures of your kids.

The thing thatbothers me the most is when parents are showing pictures of their kids being half-naked or in a bath tub.
I find it uncomfortable and inappropriate to look at.
I know some parents even do a proffesional photo shoot with their children in nudesuits.

Any opinions?

31 thoughts on “No, I don’t think your children are cute

  1. Lol! I used to unfollow people on Facebook when they posted too many kid pics, until I had a kid and became that person. BUT I would never subject someone to daily in-person photo sharing. Geez. That’s still something only grandmas are really interested in no matter how cute your kid. And it’s usually only that kid’s grandma too, lol.

  2. Yeah, I didn’t want to write this post because I am pretty sure I could this person as well!
    But maybe a good reminder to myself!
    I do like to see some pictures though, but just not every single day, 5 times. 😉

  3. Your kid is born and you insist on showing me your pride – fine. Otherwise, don’t do it more often than on occasion. And 2 pics is more than enough.

    Maybe try not to say anything? They’ll lose interest if you just nod your head and don’t expressed much. I’d hope.

  4. Yeah, maybe I should give them an indifferent and unimpressed look.
    This particiular colleague is weird though.
    I think he knows that I am not interested in these pictures. Or his gym schedule. Or the fact that he wants to give his wife lingerie for V-day. He also keeps saying he is a private person.
    Yet he shares all these things with me on a daily basis.

    I need to practice the indifferent face!

  5. Oh yes, I’ve been hit with the, “Look how cute my kids are” stuck before, and once, all I literally could say was, “Yep, that’s a kid, alright.” His daughter, through no fault of her own, was not just unphotogenic, but unattractive in a way that is almost satire. I had to see a few other photos to tell she was just that… strange looking. I feel bad thinking about it to this day, but I try to be an honest person, and I just couldn’t say, “What a cute kid!” You’re not alone. It happens to us all. Some of us are better at hiding it (you) than others (me).

  6. Yes, I know exactly how you feel!
    As an adult you can take measure to make yourself look “better”, but at the child, you have to depend on the looks of your parents.
    And some kids are just not that blessed.

    Sometimes I am scared that my child will turn out like that!
    And I also feel bad about thinking like that!

  7. I can completely relate! I’ve never been too found of babies or children… I mean, what do you even do with them?!? Some are admittedly cute, but I honestly have no desire to see them anymore than just in passing. And goodness, the naked pictures feel invasive…and to think some parents post them online. Yikes!
    I’m perfectly fine with someone displaying pictures on their desk though, which offers others the opportunity to say “cute kid!” or to walk away. I think it’s a bit rude that some many people expect you to no only sit through, but enjoy a slideshow of their kid.

  8. Uhm I love this post. well said! I have never enjoyed seeing photos of random children from people (with the exception of my niece or stepsons but even those, there are limits). I, however, can look at the same dog in 50 different pics… I digress.
    I also agree that he naked pics or bathtub ones are inappropriate, obviously not to the parents but I would never show my stepson without his underwear on running in the yard to ANYONE I worked with or have just met… call me a prude but, I just think it’s called private parts for a reason. Great post, following!

  9. Haha thanks! I am glad that we are thinking the same way!
    Like you, I often like to watch cute animals more than people.

    Thank you for the follow, I will follow back!

  10. Hahahaha I totally agree!! Some kids are just not cute & I hate when my colleagues show me pictures of theirs or even tell me stories about them. I mostly don’t care!

  11. It feels terrible to say, that some kids are not cute. But it really sometimes is the case!
    I have one colleague and I once saw the background picture of his child on the phone. It was the cutest baby ever! Then I asked him to show me all the pictures because it was just too cute!

  12. Oh goodness, this is how I felt while I was in the hha school thing. Some of the people there seemed to be from a different planet from me. Their kids were their lives. And that was understandable since those little lives take up so much of their time everyday but by day two in that classroom I got so frustrated with how many conversations people were having about their kids and asking each other how old each of them were. Could they please talk about something else for a change? I felt like an outsider for being under 30 with no child.

  13. That’s why I have a hard time blending in with colleagues. They usually talk about their kids.
    I cannot join that conversation. What should I say?

    Things might be different though when one day you have one on your own! 😉

  14. You are probably a mother. I completely understand that your kids are the most precious.
    But showing too many pictures to others can sometimes also be emotional if for example that person can’t have children but really want them.

    It’s a difficult topic to write about. I really want to be a mother in time span of 2 years. So maybe I will be the same.

  15. I’m a very private person so that is not my issue. However, I did want to bring out similar points as you did about people who the pictures are being shown too. People struggle to have kids. Rainbow babies, long waits. It can get over whelming and emotional. Like I said I do understand your point too as I’ve been on both sides. That’s why I only show them when asked. 🙂

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