Jump to content

Stuff you're meant to find cute.. but don't
Fluffy


  • Please log in to reply
246 replies to this topic

#1 mpoppins92

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

So the other day the two kids I was looking after were singing a rendition of rudolph the red nosed reindeer and another woman looked adoringly at them and said 'Oh children singing it's just too cute, I could listen to them all day".. I smiled and nodded but...

I hate the sound of kids singing.  ph34r.gif

The off key, out of tune, wrong words thing it just totally grates on my ears. I love children and I'd never stop children from singing but seriously when they go into "Australians in Antartica are young and free" (don't even ask where those lyrics came from, their parents and I have long given up) I try desperately to get their attention with discussion.

I know there are children who have a natural talent for singing but that's not what I'm talking about.

So I thought I am not surely the only person who thinks all things kids do that are meant to be cute actually aren't, so share yours to make me feel better! What do you just not find cute, that other people gush over?

EFS

Edited by mpoppins92, 20 January 2013 - 11:19 AM.


#2 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Newborns- wrinkly freaky aliens. Ths included mine.


#3 cinnabubble

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

Anne Geddes. Actually, most newborn trick photography.

#4 tick

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Definitely agree with newborns.  In fact all babies are pretty weird looking until they get closer to one IMO.  That definitely includes my own babies.



#5 Frohoho

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

QUOTE (cinnabubble @ 19/01/2013, 05:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anne Geddes. Actually, most newborn trick photography.


Yep, this. Why don't people take pics of babies without 10000 dodgy effects or covering them in a bunch of crap and using cheesy props- or even all of the above unsure.gif

#6 *Lib*

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

QUOTE (cinnabubble @ 19/01/2013, 04:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anne Geddes. Actually, most newborn trick photography.

I agree, nothing natural about it.

#7 TheWanderer

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

Kids playing the recorder.

#8 Peppery

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

Nephew throwing his lunch at me and my SIL thinking it was cute (nephew 10 month old)

#9 StinkyFeet

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Other peoples kids  ph34r.gif

#10 Silver Girl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Talking to other people's children on the phone, especially when they chat on and on and I barely understand what they're saying.

I'm a hypocrite though - DS always asks to speak to people I'm on the phone too, and I let him if it's a friend or family member.

#11 Bah Humbug

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

I don't like attention seeking kids. You know - the ones that have to sing the loudest at the school concert, have to sit right out in front at the ballet concerts etc.

And I have seen some kids that are pretty damn ugly posed in photos that do nothing for them other than to highlight that fact.



#12 Silver Girl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE (TheWanderer @ 19/01/2013, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kids playing the recorder.


May I add kids playing the violin?

#13 #YKG

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE (AllegraM @ 19/01/2013, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Newborns- wrinkly freaky aliens. Ths included mine.


Gotta agree i have never seen a cute newborn, regardless of gender they all look like miniture 90 year old men. I have never seen an attractive baby under 3 months old.

I do hold my tounge and do the obligatory "aww so cute" when all im thinking is "omg you have given birth to a miniture 90:year old man".

#14 kiam

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE (Silver Girl @ 19/01/2013, 06:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
May I add kids playing the violin?


Lets just leave it at kids playing any musical instrument that they just aren't good at or are too small to hold correctly.


#15 Magnus

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

What I don't find cute is when toddlers or young children do something like hold hands or kiss on the cheek and their parents make jokes that they'll be getting engaged in the future, etc. or that the other kid is their little girlfriend/boyfriend.

I don't know why I find it irritating. If the kid actually came up and said 'I think I want to marry Lily when I grow up' that would probably be cute, but when adults post photos on facebook and start speculating about their toddlers "romances" I find it really nauseating.

ETA: I also don't like photos of most baby animals.

And I mostly don't find girls dressing up as frilly as possible and then demanding attention for it that cute.

Edited by Magnus, 19 January 2013 - 05:14 PM.


#16 LynnyP

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

My children are always and endlessly cute.  Other people's children can be cute.  I generally find children learning things or expressing themselves endearing.  I find the Anne Geddes stuff and children in crocheted hats and headbands nauseating, as do most right thinking people.

#17 TheWanderer

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Any cake smash photos

#18 snuffles

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

The checkout chick thought it was cute yesterday when my three (who are school aged) decided to play a game right in the middle of the shopping centre which involved trying to tread on each other's toes, giggling and running around and getting in the way of people trying to walk through.  blink.gif

I was very very unimpressed and got my cranky pants on, told them to sit down on the seat and NOT TO MOVE.  Cue checkout chick saying something like, "Just enjoy them" - so not the moment for enjoyment or cuteness.



#19 SlightlyLeftFeral

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

Bald babies with headbands or clips.

#20 Silver Girl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE (kiam @ 19/01/2013, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lets just leave it at kids playing any musical instrument that they just aren't good at or are too small to hold correctly.


Good idea, covers all non-cute bases.

I don't usually find children being used in ads cute, especially for a grownup audience. Eg "My Mum says ABC cheese is full of calcium to make my bones strong"; "My Dad says XYZ hardware store has the best range".

#21 (feral)epg

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

Puppy breath.  Don't like it.

(but anything that kittens do is adorable)



#22 mused

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

Little girls/baby girls in those little from-frou tutus.

#23 SophieBear

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Babies bums. People always say how cute they are. They're bums!

I agree with PP about attention seeking kids.

Kittens. I freaking love cats though!

QUOTE (mpoppins92 @ 19/01/2013, 05:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Australians in Antartica are young and free" (don't even ask where those lyrics came from, their parents and I have long given up) I try desperately to get their attention with discussion.


laughing2.gif my youngest brother when he was a child used to sing "Australians are Africans.."


#24 wallofdodo

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

QUOTE (YellowKittyGlenn @ 19/01/2013, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gotta agree i have never seen a cute newborn, regardless of gender they all look like miniture 90 year old men. I have never seen an attractive baby under 3 months old.

I do hold my tounge and do the obligatory "aww so cute" when all im thinking is "omg you have given birth to a miniture 90:year old man".


Oh yeah,my latest has a touch of the old man about him.

For me it is anything to do with teddy bears, mum is really into them.

#25 TheWanderer

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Anyone in Toddlers & Tiaras or any similar show.

Pretty much any kid featuring in a clip in Funniest Home Videos.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Meet the latest baby giving the internet hair envy

"As a bald man, I'm very proud of my 2-month-old's hair," wrote new dad Brian Gorham, 32, along with a photo he shared to reddit.

Woman hits back after shop assistant labels her engagement ring as 'pathetic'

A US woman has been applauded worldwide for sharing a photo of her modest, US$130 engagement ring after a shop assistant labelled it "pathetic".

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome baby boy

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their second child, USA TODAY has confirmed.

After his grandkids moved away, this grandpa came up with a beautiful way to stay in touch

Chan Jae, a 75-year-old man from Korea, missed his grandsons terribly when they moved overseas.

20 gorgeous Christmas stocking and sack options

It seems every year that Christmas-themed goodies for kids get less tacky and more stylish.

Dad's genius hack for how to go shopping with a baby

A dad has shared his genius hack for tackling Christmas shopping with toddlers.

How I gave birth far too drug-free for my own liking

I certainly wasn't shy about medication. In fact, my policy on this was, in the immortal words of Britney Spears, "Gimme gimme more".

Christmas-inspired names for your December baby

Due during the festive season, or just have a love of Christmas?

Three-year-old mistakes policeman for Santa, so naturally he goes along with it

When an adorable three-year-old spotted a white haired gentleman in a restaurant she naturally assumed he was Santa Claus.

To VBAC or not to VBAC?

"If, after careful assessment by their maternity care provider, there seems to be no reason why a woman shouldn't be offered a chance at VBAC, then the opportunity should be provided."

Baby tries broccoli for the first time, immediately regrets it

It's probably fair to say that broccoli is an acquired taste.

'I didn't think I'd have pimples as a grown-up ... then I fell pregnant'

As specialists treat more adults for acne, Lucy Sheref reveals the emotional cost of years spent struggling with the condition.

Stranger's act of kindness helps overwhelmed mum in supermarket

A random act of kindness from a stranger in the supermarket brought a mum to tears, exactly when she needed it most.

21 adorable Christmas outfits for your baby

December 25 is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to dress your bub in a sweet festive outfit.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

The truth about big-headed babies

Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.

How to encourage your baby's gross motor development skills

There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.

'My baby's extra thumb saved her life'

A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.

He gave her his liver, she gave him her heart

Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.

Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

Watch hilarious montage of strangest pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers

Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.

How to reduce your chances of perineal tearing in birth

The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.