My son does so many new little things all the time that have my husband and I all “aaaahs,” and “ooohs.” But if I did them (or any other adult for that matter) it would be less cute and a whole load more creepy.
1. Shoving his fists in his mouth
When he does it, it’s adorable. If I did it, people would think I was having some sort of nervous breakdown. Not convinced? Here’s a fully grown woman shoving her fist in her mouth. Weird.
2. Chewing people’s faces
I pick him up and he sucks my cheek or chews my nose. He does the same to pretty much anyone who picks him up or who just gets their face too close.
If I went around sucking people’s cheeks I would probably be arrested.
3. Farting and burping in company
I could be sitting having a coffee with just about anybody and he’ll probably have a burp and, at some point, a rather loud fart. And invariably, my company will laugh and even “aaah.”
Farting and burping is cute?
Not so much when adults do it. No. Not so much.
4. Spitting his dinner out when he’s had enough
If he’s had enough milk, he’ll just spit it right out. I haven’t ever tried it, but I imagine that spitting the contents of my mouth out when I’ve decided I’ve had enough would be somewhat less cute on me.
5. Laughing at wrinkly faces
Whenever someone more “mature,” picks him up, he laughs. We’ve narrowed it down and believe it’s wrinkles that make him laugh. As a rule, the wrinklier the face, the more he laughs.
Probably not ok for me to point and laugh at people with wrinkles.
6. Peeing himself
Need I say more?
7. Falling asleep when someone is talking to him
He can fall asleep literally anywhere at any time and has a tendency to do so when people are talking to him. It’s adorable. The last time I fell asleep when I was being spoken to was when I was at school. And I don’t recall anyone thinking it was cute.