Monday, September 12, 2011

Tiny Baby, Giant Hat

A few weeks back I published this image of Mabel for our weekly Polaroid. And lately I've been looking at some old photos, and remembering with amazement how truly wee the child used to be. Which made me think of the above image, from when she was four months old and a friend gave her the monkey hat she's wearing in the recent picture. We put it on her completely as a joke. Laughing and laughing at the idea that her head would ever be large enough to support such copious headgear. Of course the joke's on us, and what a pleasant joke it turns out to be--like all first-time parents everywhere throughout human history, we get to discover for ourselves, as if it were for the very first time anyone ever noticed the fact, that babies grow.

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