Please tell me someone else is with me on this.
I think baby animals are just gorgeous. Puppies with fat little tummies, tripping over their oversized paws. Kittens with their you’ll-grow-into-them-one-day ears and squeaky mews. Baby bunnies, newborn foals, fuzzy bear cubs – who doesn’t squee a little when they see them?
So why don’t I feel the same way about baby humans? Why don’t Anne Geddes photos* have the same effect on me? Is it the lack of fur? Is it the constant crying? Inability to sleep through the night? Is it – on a deeper level – their utter helplessness? I can see why people DO find babies cute – in the same way I can appreciate that Brad Pitt is good-looking, although I don’t fancy him myself. I must be missing a gene somewhere. Give me a kitten any day…
*Note how often Anne dresses babies up as… baby animals! Bunny ears, anyone?