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Are your children the most beautiful little people you have ever seen?

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lollalaughs Mon 16-Dec-13 12:36:10

Do you think your children are the most beautiful things in the world. I mean genuinely?

I have only ever known one person say their child is not cute. I have heard oh he has big ears or a big head etc

Reason I am asking because more than one person I know said before they got pregnant that if their child is ugly they would know, they wouldnt just say they are good looking for the sake of it etc etc.

They have their child and guess what they say the child is beautiful. They KNOW their child is and they would definately say if they wasn't. But the said children are not beautiful...

So question what is it that makes people think their kids are gawjusss even if they are clearly not?

SN: I am ready to be slated but this is a genuine question and relates to people pre pregnancy who slag of children for not being stereotypical cute.

Yellowcake Mon 16-Dec-13 12:41:05

I don't know anyone who runs about publicly declaring their offspring to be beautiful, to be honest. Who are these people? And who uses the term 'gawjuss', ever, anyway?

Why on earth are you sitting about with people who slag off the appearance of other people's children, then talk about how they would know if their own offspring were not beautiful. But hurray, they are!

You have strange friends, OP.

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Mon 16-Dec-13 12:43:38

nature makes us think they are the most wonderful, fantastic, gorgeous creatures ever born.

So we don't abandon them when they scream all night, pee all over us and bite us grin

I thought mine were the most beautiful babies ever born. I could practically see the light shining out of them grin

I look back at their newborn pics now and they look like troglodytes grin . mushed up faces, funny colour. hairy.

At the time they looked like angels.

They're bloody gorgeous now, of course. But I would say that. grin

Apart from the baby thing, which is nature's way of making us care for them, I don't think you see how people truly look a lot of the time. When you first see someone they can look stunning. Then you talk to them and if they are an ugly person, they look less physically attractive. same is true the other way. someone who is average looking or plain can look so beautiful if they are a beautiful person. you see into the person somehow.

Aeroaddict Mon 16-Dec-13 12:49:33

No, I am immensely proud of DS for a lot of reasons, and could not love him more, but I can see he is not the best looking child in the world.

Saucia Mon 16-Dec-13 12:50:26

Who thinks any child is ugly? What kind of people look at a baby and doesn't think they are beautiful. How sad.

JinglingRexManningDay Mon 16-Dec-13 12:53:59

Its biology to think your own child is brilliant. Yes other babies are cute but I think mine are cuter. Other parent think their child is cuter than mine.

MabelSideswipe Mon 16-Dec-13 12:56:21

No I don't. DS1 needs to grow into his face. DS2 is good looking. DD is very pretty. Other tell me this too. Not the bit about DS1 but then no one has said he is good looking either! I know they are not the best looking in the world though. I have seen some kids that are so beautiful they take my breath away. Mine only do that to me through love, and also annoyance at times!

I thought they were all lovely as babies though. All babies are cute...even the less pretty ones.

PumpkinPie2013 Mon 16-Dec-13 12:56:23

My 3 week old little boy is the cutest baby on the planet as far as I'm concerned smile

However, I accept other people will think the same about their dc smile

orangepudding Mon 16-Dec-13 12:57:51

I think my kids are gorgeous, I do sometimes look at them and think wow they are beautiful. I think it's natural for a parent to do that.

KellyEllyMincePieBelly Mon 16-Dec-13 13:01:18

My DD is very pretty and this is often commented on by strangers, mothers of her friends etc. She is also funny, kind and a compete spirited naughty little monkey at times. I am proud of her for who she is and although it's nice that she is as cute as she is, it's what's inside that counts. I certainly don't compare anything about her to other children, whether it be looks, development, speech etc and comment on it to other adults. I think that's a bit strange tbh.

MidnightRose Mon 16-Dec-13 13:01:34

Yup, my baby girl is the most beautiful person I have ever laid eyes on, but if she wasnt so endearing maybe tr constant nightly wake ups would be even harder. Are t be biologically programmed to find our children, especially babies cute.

charleyturtle Mon 16-Dec-13 13:02:51

When dd was born I couldn't take my eyes off of her, I thought she was the most beautiful thing in the world and was 100% sure it wasn't just because she was my child but because she actually was the cutest baby ever born!

Looking through her newborn baby photos now, she was not as cute as I thought, crazy fluffy hair, nose a little squashed, eyes far too big for her tiny face. I still think she is beautiful but now recognise I am slightly biased. My best friend however refuses to accept that dd wasn't always super cute and insists we just didn't take very good photos.

lougle Mon 16-Dec-13 13:03:11

Actually, I look at all the children in the Y1 class I help in and I can't see a single one who isn't 'gorgeous'. Genuinely. Young children are all lovely - the exuberance of life shows on their faces. Yes, some are more 'classic' in their beauty, but they are all lovely to look at.

My DD's can seem rather plain in some photographs and beautifully stunning in others - it depends if the photo has captured their personality and character or not.

I'm a harsh critic and so is DH - but our boys ARE both supercute, to the point where we keep looking at each other and going "How did we manage that?" fconfused

To be fair though, I do think DS1 is losing some of his cuteness as he gets bigger. He's 6 now and looking more like his Dad at the same age, and he wasn't that cute. fgrin

LoisWilkerson1 Mon 16-Dec-13 13:07:25

I think young children are beautiful, simply because they are young, innocent and new? iyswim? But it does annoy me when people on fb dress their kids up like dolls and go on and on about how gorgeous they or two pic fine, but some are obsessed with how their child looks and say not much else about them.

flipchart Mon 16-Dec-13 13:09:04

DS2 was an ugly looking baby. I mean really bad!!

He is 14 now and lovely!!

dozily Mon 16-Dec-13 13:09:08

My children are gorgeous to me. But I don't think they're conventionally, objectively beautiful - I wouldn't try to sign them up for catalogue modelling or something! But I wouldn't change a thing about them - I think everyone's quirks and differences make them beautiful.

DingDongUriGelleryOnHigh Mon 16-Dec-13 13:09:29

Everyone else's kids look strange to me. I mean, I can see they might have appealing bits and that their parents love them but I think i must have some sort of weird subconscious tribal thing that means only my kids are utterly captivating and beautiful.

Lately my friends new babies look like sprouts or potatoes.

DontLetTheMugglesGetYouDown Mon 16-Dec-13 13:10:16

DS has a comical face. Of course I think he is beautiful, but really he does have a very funny face. He is not at all photogenic, bless him.

Whistleblower0 Mon 16-Dec-13 13:11:50

These type of threads make me laugh. Que lots of posters talking about how gorgeous their children are, and how lots of people have commented on it, so it's not just them that thinks so grin

LittleBabySqueakSqueak Mon 16-Dec-13 13:13:24

DD wasn't beautiful when she was born, she was scrawny and purple. Now she's the most perfect little baby ever. A lady stopped my mum in the supermarket to tell her this, so it must be true.

lougle Mon 16-Dec-13 13:13:34

See my children change. Sometimes, DD1 who has SN looks...angular. Other times she looks breathtakingly ethereal and porcelain like a doll.

DD2 sometimes looks...rounded. Yet lots of times she looks absolutely beautiful.

DD3 can look plain if caught at the right angle. But often she looks beautiful, full of life and mirth.

littleredsquirrel Mon 16-Dec-13 13:14:21

My DSs are beautiful. DS1 has the longest eyelashes in the world and beautiful brown eyes. DS2 has the most beautiful smile and dimples. I constantly get compliments about how beautiful they are. But I would never say "oh yes my children are gorgeous" (except anonymously on MN in response to this thread). Do people really go about saying that?

choceyes Mon 16-Dec-13 13:16:29

My DS is gawjuss. He really is. Lovely long hair, fine features etc etc. But he does look scruffy when his hair needs washing and sometimes his face looks like an apple when his long greasy hair frames his face.

My DD is adorable and very cute, often people say she looks like a doll, but she has bad hair, that needs to be tied back, otherwise she looks like a drenched kitten.

A picture of both of them together was featured recently in a promotions add for a major museum, so they can't be that bad looking smile

LaRegina Mon 16-Dec-13 13:17:06

Yes I think my DC are definitely the most beautiful/handsome children I have ever seen. But I don't generally go around telling the world I think so (other than now grin).

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