It's The Precious!

So the other day Savvymom sent me a picture of baby Savannah, who after 20 months of life now finally has enough hair to be gathered and put into girly things like pigtails. This day probably could have come sooner, but if anyone tried to put anything in Savvybabe's hair she began bellowing in the manner of a moose calf while shaking her head violently and rubbing her fists through her hair as if trying to shake out a nestful of spiders carrying egg sacs.

And now look how precious!!!

(Picture by Savvydad!)

When I got this pic my heart nearly burst right out of my chest, because it's like seeing extra cute when I didn't even think she could get cuter. So I ran around with my laptop, showing everyone at my house the pretty pretty pictures. To their credit, my sweet friends all reacted appropriately, with the ooing and ahhing. Some talked about the baby, others mentioned the great photography.

But then this happened:

Guy 1: You know, she looks like of like [So and so's] kids did when they were young. Doesn't she remind you of them?

Guy 2: Yeah, I can see the resemblance to those kids.

Me: Um, no she doesn't. I have no idea who you're talking about, but she looks just like me, not like some random kids off the street.

And also we don't discuss other children whilst looking at pictures of The Precious. The exception would be if the discussion were along the lines of, "Yes, I saw this one other child, but that child was not as pretty as your niece. Poor thing." But it turns out that they just meant that [So-and-so's] kids had white-blond hair when they were little, like Savvybaby does.

I can accept that.


Anonymous said... [reply]

"My preccciousssss" -- now where have I heard that before?

Grumbee said... [reply]

I agree with anonymous. You're giving yourself another whammy by calling her that and giving people visions of mangled gray former hobbits.

She is cute though.

Limon said... [reply]

Maybe it's the contrast that makes her "extra" cute. Hey, when you have Smeagol in mind, the Quiznos hamsters look pretty good. (ok, so that's not really true.)

But I have to say is she pretty cute regardless.

Panini said... [reply]

That is the cuttest picture ever! She's getting so big and grown-up looking!

Th. said... [reply]


I am afraid to comment.

metamorphose said... [reply]

"giving people visions of mangled gray former hobbits."


She is adorable though.

jaime said... [reply]

She's adorable! She looks so grown up...like a little girl instead of a baby. Is she holding a camera? I think that maybe she might be taking after her father on that one. Thanks for sharing with us!

redlaw said... [reply]

Hey, I think the Quizno's hamsters are cute!!! But then, let's look at the things I find attractive...no, let's not, it's embarrassing for everyone involved.

I have to admit that I heard Smeagol's voice in my head when I read the title to this post...but she is just freakin' adorable so I guess it's okay.

Cicada said... [reply]

What about when Precious II comes around? Are people allowed to make comparisons between Precious I and Precious II? And when it's possible, will Savvymom put his hair in piggy tails?

Savvymom said... [reply]

PEOPLE!!!!!!! We do not compare my preciouslittleangelstraightfromheaven to that creature from that movie that I am not even going to mention. FREAKSHOWS!! She's going to have a complex and an eating disorder all becuase of you people.

foodie said... [reply]

Since we are bragging, I got a good one for you. How about I put up a pic of my blond (barely) haired future baseball player nephew who just tured two in October?!

You just might want to check that one out! Maybe in twenty years we could hook them up?!

DanaLee said... [reply]

Man, you won't hear me complain about posting pictures of adorable children. Didn't you see my Halloween cuties? Nothing like squeezing cuties on their chubby thighs! By all means, post away.

metamorphose said... [reply]

I also enjoy the Quizno's hamsters. Funny funny....

JB said... [reply]

She's beautiful. This is a dumb and/or shallow question, but I'm curious now: are you still blonde? Or did it darken to a brown or brownish-blonde?

Nemesis said... [reply]

Wow, anon. That's the creepiest picture I've ever seen. You should probably win a prize of some sort. :-)

Grumbeer, thanks for recognizing that my niece is the cutest.

Limon, I think the Quizno's hamsters are the funniest thing ever. This is probably because I have an infantile sense of humor.

Panani--I know!!! So cute.

Th. Perhaps you are wise beyond your years. ;-)

Thanks, Meta! Maybe when she grows up she'll want pink hair too!

Thanks Jamz! Right now she's more interested in licking cameras than in taking pictures with them, but we'll see.

Redlaw, the problem is that you didn't hear my voice at about 3 octaves higher than its normal register, squealing about "The Precious!!". But then, maybe you're lucky.

Hi Cic--it's lucky for Precious II that he's going to be a boy, so they won't be held up for comparison too badly.

Savvymom, you raise an excellent point. I'm sure everyone is very, very sorry right now. Btw, did Savvy get the box of Ex-Lax I sent in the mail? Those cheeks are looking a bit chubby.

Okay, foodie, your nephew is a cutie. I'll give you that.

Danalee, your kiddies were so very cute in their costumes!

Hi JB! I was that blond as a kid, but it went dark ash blond when I was about 12. So now I have to get highlights to keep from looking like a frumpy old maid. (Sigh.)You have gorgeous dark hair, don't you? I think I saw a pic of you as Laura Croft. ;-)

JB said... [reply]

You made me smile. :) I do have dark hair. And I did dress up as Lara Croft for Halloween and post it on my blog.

For what it's worth, I think med-blonde hair is nice looking too. :)

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