Okay, it’s not really “official” as there are no hard and fast criteria for what a “good” baby is, but he does seem like a “good” baby to us. He rarely cries, and even when he does, it’s usually just small whimpers to tell us: (1) he’s tired, (2) he’s hungry, or (3) he needs to poop or fart. He doesn’t care about dirty or wet diapers and never complains about that. Oh, and he’s really, really smiley! I caught this one the other day while Debi was holding him:
Of course, the whole notion of what a “good” baby is has to be contrasted with a “bad” baby. Who actually calls his/her child a “bad” baby? I mean, what would your kid have to do for you to consider them a “bad” child? If no parent considers his/her child a “bad” child, then how can I consider my child a “good” child? If that’s the case, then maybe Toren is a little terror compared to other kids and warrants the label “bad” child. So, without a real comparison group of “bad” children to which I can compare Toren’s behavior, I guess all I can say is “Toren is a baby,” but that’s pretty lame. (Sometimes being pedantic is kind of boorish…)
On a different note, we took Toren on a shopping trip to the mall (some of my colleagues gave us a very generous gift card to Macy’s for Toren). On the way out I was carrying him in the football hold and got a lot of looks. One woman, just as we were exiting the mall, said, “Wow! He is cute. Where can I get me one?” I smiled and she continued, “No, really, he is adorable.” I agree!
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From the little I’ve been with him I would definitely say that he’s a fabulous baby! And good grief, he’s good looking to boot!
I guess I need more exposure to the “not good” babies.
I mentioned this post to my mother-in-law who also said Toren was a great baby. I then asked what the opposite of a “good” baby is. She said, “A not-good” baby. Apparently there are no “bad” babies, just “not-good” babies.
This is such a darling picture.
LOVED THE PIC—- THERE REALLY ARE NOOOOO BAD BABIES!!! I know that one for sure!!!
The “where can I get one?” comment makes me laugh. A few months ago, I went grocery shopping with Matthew and an employee said, “Oh, he’s so cute! Can you have one that looks just like him for me?” Which left me in stunned silence. I mean, I realize not EVERYONE has a degree in genetics. But it seems that most people are able to surmise that Matthew’s cuteness was not inherited from me!
I have to say how much I love this picture…it’s got to be one of my favorites that you’ve posted so far – too cute!
I’ve been showing it to everyone. I think it’s my favorite so far as well!