11.29.2012

ADVICE FROM STRANGERS

today, while we were waiting on line to pay for our lunch, some very nice stranger in a long black coat stopped me to tell me how cute my kid is. this happens a lot because, well he is. but this stranger didn't stop there. next i was told to "take lots of pictures," reminded "this goes fast," and then "mine's twenty one," and then lastly, "no but don't turn your back on them for even a minute, 'cause mine fell down the stairs once--they were concrete stairs mind you--but he was fine, he didn't need surgery, just some bruising, maybe a concussion, but we were lucky! so..." 

...at this point my food had arrived and i was already halfway out the door, nodding politely and smiling all the way. yes yes, kind person, thanks. no concrete stairs. right. vigilance. yes. and photos. okay.

so when we got home we took an obnoxious amount of photos... i do like to do what i'm told. (hah.)

thank you kindly for the good-slash-weird advice!
love, that cute baby and his somewhat-wary mother


(pardon huck's shirtlessness. i talked it over with brandon and we're both okay with posting these photos.)

34 comments :

  1. Bwahahahahahah!

    Love the backing away and the polite nodding and smiling -- and all the while you're probably like, "Ooooookay, crazy lady!"

    (In the nicest way, of course. Hee!)

    Gorgeous pictures, you two!

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  2. and good times were had by all :)

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  3. hahaha awesome! I love this.

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  4. Oh Huck! You are adorable!

    Karen
    Www.littlemisscibelle.com

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  5. Soo adorable. Especially the last one. And babies without shirts? Who on earth cares?

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  6. Love half-naked babes. Got my friends little boy's dimply bum onto my blog the other day. WIN! I'm happy to oogle Huck's baby skin as long as you are both happy to post ;)

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  7. If this was the post you just tweeted about, I'm glad it stayed up. So cute! :)

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  8. He's so cute shirtless. Do people find baby nipples offensive? Weird. You guys are adorable together.

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  9. CUTEST momma/son combo EVER! I am so glad you blog;)

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  10. Aaawww so cute! Huck looks so happy :))

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  11. This is so cute! Absolutely love this.

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  12. Oh, how nice/creepy strangers can be. I hope people don't find babies without shirts offensive. He's still a babe and a boy! I hope you don't get a lot of crap for this post. I think it's completely adorable!

    Xo
    Rachel

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  13. i really kind of loved this. a lot. and i think that you going home and taking all these pictures is awesome (along with the fact that, yeah, you'll probably cherish this post one day). and honestly, (also not a mom here), i think parents glorify the younger years after going through the teenage years because for all the teething and breastfeeding and fussiness, babies and young kids just love their parents with so much unconditional love that looking back on it, it all becomes this glorified, wonderful, albeit hazy from sleep, existence. and every parent ever loves to talk to parents with young kids because it takes them back (hence all the weird advice and random stories) to that wonderful place. i'm not a parent, but it's just my observation from the outside. and you were very kind to smile and nod and take it all in stride. i would expect no less :)

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  14. Adorable. My boy loves it when I turn the camera phone so we can see ourselves - he squeals "Mama!" and I just HAVE to keep snapping pictures. How can you not? I know the crazy lady meant well, but were you not kind of giggling on the inside? "Take lots of pictures!" Um, okay crazy lady...I've got a WHOLE BLOG GOING ON HERE...

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  15. huck is the cutest. also your eyebrows look great.

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  16. the biceps are literally killing me!

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  17. Too funny. I don't normally comment but had to this time. Just the other week I was walking into the hospital clinics with my two little boys. Some lady waiting outside asked me if they were twins (common question. they are not.). Then she proceeded to tell me how to make a girl baby. I mean, she went into the detail of timing sex and mucus texture and everything. And she told me like 3 times loud enough for everyone around me to hear. The best part was when she said that she only wanted girls and that it worked for her all 3 times. I really wanted to say that it was probably just that her husband could only produce girls. But I kept that to myself and just backed away as fast as I could.

    (PS--Please tell me the shirtless comment was a joke.)

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  18. I can feel so much love between you and H from these pictures!! That's happiness right there! xoxo :)

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  19. cute photos and nice story! :-)

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  20. Huck looks so much like your husband in the last two photos! Adorable!

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  21. He is such a cutie pie :) You guys are adorable!!!!

    xoxo

    verenarice.blogspot.de

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  22. Love your writing, as usual. You've perfectly captured that good - slash - weird encounter when strangers approach because of your kid!

    Kelley
    Kdiaries.com

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  23. Oh my goodness. This is amazing. You both are the most adorablest.

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  24. "Standing on line" hahahaha I still don't get the whole 'on line' thing.

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  25. Awww! pretty sure that I say "this is the cutest post ever and Huck is adorable" on every post about Huck.. but guess what, he's sooo adorable! i think the no shirt thing makes him even more squishable :) xoxo

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  26. Gorgeous :) He does look very like his dad in those last two.

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  27. Aww these are so cute!! And he's a baby!! No need to apologize :)
    xo

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  28. As much as I loooove kids I rarely gush over them besides my own daughter but Huck, oh man, what a cutie!!

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  29. I love love love this blog of yours that I just found!!! Such a beautiful style!

    XOXOX
    ~Maggie

    http://echosoftheheartdobeat.blogspot.com

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  30. Hey Natalie! I was wondering why you no longer post links to your Babble posts? I used to love to click through at the end of your Friday post and read what you were writing over there ... any chance that will happen again soon? Thank you!

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  31. oh he is too precious! i love these sweet photos!

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  32. he is such a cutie pie :)

    buttonsnbows101.blogspot.com

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