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The Staring Babies

It’s like they’re plotting against me. They’re cute, oh yea, adorably cute… But their always staring at me!

I check my reflection.. Maybe there’s something on my face–Wait, they wouldn’t know the difference!

I’ve noticed this since I was a teenager. I’ll pass a baby by at church or at a store, and they’re always watching… Their eyes are saying “Hey lady, pay attention… I’ve got somethin’ to tell ya!” But they never tell me what it is.

At church sometimes it’s like they’re yelling to get my attention.

I told my husband when we got married that all babies like me. That’s how it seems… No joke. Maybe that’s why I was so good at handling a class of infants at 17. Or a quite obedient class of six one-year-olds. Or worse… 20 two-year-olds with only the help of a lone assistant. I’ve changed more diapers in my short life than plenty of new moms (20 diapers every 2 hours adds up). But most of the time I’ve felt a natural connection to these wide-eyed wonders.

And it’s not just the tiny ones, it feels the same way with young kids. I’m not sure what it is, but I just love the cute admirable look they sometimes give me. It’ll often give me chills and it always makes me smile.

I can only imagine how those sweet looks will make me feel when it’s my own little “mini us” smiling back at me.


Bear Bunch says:

Babies are drawn to faces so there must be something about your face that they love and you are probably giving off a vibe that you are great with children.

I have big brown eyes that babies love to stare at.

Amy Lynn says:

Sweet post!
I was the same way. I loved working with kids. Worked in the nursery at church for YEARS, babysat since I was 12, taught 3 year olds at a private school. I loved it.

Then I had my own. There is nothing like it. The feeling is SO amazing. I cant wait until you experience it too! You sound like your going to be a great mamma! 🙂

Emmy says:

Just wait it will be even better than you can imagine.

And I don’t know you but I bet you are always smiling and you are beautiful so put those two together and of course all the babies smile at you!

Mama Notes says:

It is amazing. Seeing my boy smile at me is one of the best things ever!

Darcel says:

There is nothing like it when it’s your own.

That is so cute! It really is amazing to see your own baby looking up at you and you just know they recognize and love you. It’s so precious!

Jenna says:

I always make goofy, exaggerated faces at them, and they almost always return it with a smile or giggle. 🙂

Unknown Mami says:

Babies and kids like me too. Maybe, it’s because I like them.

Now that I have a little girl it’s amazing the way she looks at me. I can just tell that for the moment she thinks I am the most interesting beautiful person in the world and that’s how I feel about her too. My heart just keeps growing. It’s a gift and this is coming from someone who wasn’t sure whether she wanted kids or not.

Such a sweet sweet post! popping in from Sits.

Orange Juice says:

It’s indescribable

Danielle says:

I love kids, too. I always worked as a babysitter/nanny. Starting at only 13!! Times sure have changed, because I can’t imagine someone leaving their kids alone at night with a 13 year old!

You are going to be such a great mom. Can’t wait!

Bethany says:

I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one! I was thinking about this topic yesterday as a baby stared at me.

I was also fascinated to see that you talked about a class of infants, of one year olds, and the 20 two year olds. I taught each of those age groups for awhile in daycare and changed many diapers also.

I always enjoy reading your blog. You do a great job!

Marina says:

Coming over from SITs and find this post hilarious. I had to smother my laughter as hubby n dottie are asleep in the next room!!

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I know! I can’t wait! Little under 10 weeks for me and it seems like forever!!

Baby’s like staring at things they find appealing, so be happy babies like you. Start worrying when one looks at you and grimace, then again, the poor thing might be pooping 😉

I always seem to attract babies and small children too! Babies are especially fascinated with faces aren’t they!

I have seen the topsy turvy planter, I think it’s a great idea!

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. You’re the best!

Jennifer says:

What a sweet post. Babies are truly beautiful!

Tamara says:

LOL, i get the same looks from babies and small children lol. Sometimes i wonder if they are tryna figure out whats hanging from my head (i have butt long locks) or if they are truly just enamored with my face lol.

I daydream about what it will be like to finally look into the eyes of my child(ren). Its gotta be one of the most surreal things ever in life to experience.

dysblogger says:

First time commenter! I got directed to your blog recently by a link from The Feminist Breeder twitter feed. Now I’m reading starting from more-or-less the beginning!

I know this look SO well. I went to a church youth rally today and there were babies everywhere I looked! My husband noticed it too, and noticed them watching us! (I think this is the first time it’s happened to him, he was a bit freaked out!) I smile at all of them… but then I’ll see one with curly hair or with just-so eyes and it just hits me square in the middle of the chest… I get this really overpowering desire to hold and take care of them that just shocks me. I mean, I’ve always loved babies and have taken care of more than my fair share of infant siblings, but this feeling is very new!

Hubby and I are far from ready to start our family- 22 and 24 and married less than a year. The plan is 4-5 years into marriage, to enjoy our time together first and build our relationship up. But you never know…

dysblogger says:

First time commenter! I got directed to your blog recently by a link from The Feminist Breeder twitter feed. Now I’m reading starting from more-or-less the beginning!

I know this look SO well. I went to a church youth rally today and there were babies everywhere I looked! My husband noticed it too, and noticed them watching us! (I think this is the first time it’s happened to him, he was a bit freaked out!) I smile at all of them… but then I’ll see one with curly hair or with just-so eyes and it just hits me square in the middle of the chest… I get this really overpowering desire to hold and take care of them that just shocks me. I mean, I’ve always loved babies and have taken care of more than my fair share of infant siblings, but this feeling is very new!

Hubby and I are far from ready to start our family- 22 and 24 and married less than a year. The plan is 4-5 years into marriage, to enjoy our time together first and build our relationship up. But you never know…

Bethany says:

I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one! I was thinking about this topic yesterday as a baby stared at me.

I was also fascinated to see that you talked about a class of infants, of one year olds, and the 20 two year olds. I taught each of those age groups for awhile in daycare and changed many diapers also.

I always enjoy reading your blog. You do a great job!

Bear Bunch says:

Babies are drawn to faces so there must be something about your face that they love and you are probably giving off a vibe that you are great with children.

I have big brown eyes that babies love to stare at.

Mama Notes says:

It is amazing. Seeing my boy smile at me is one of the best things ever!

That is so cute! It really is amazing to see your own baby looking up at you and you just know they recognize and love you. It’s so precious!

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