Here’s my addition to the baby photos meme that Professor in Training started. The only photo I could get my hands on was the one my oldest cushion* posted on Facebook last year:
Comments from Facebook:
C2: ah, dont we all look sweet! thought id start the ball rolling on this 1! my hairstyle in this certainally leaves a lot to be desired! x
Me: Does [C1 & C2’s Mum] still have the pudding bowl she used for [C1’s] hair?
C2: no, she passed it on to him as an 18th birthday present to be passed down to the next generation of [surnames!] im pleased to say that it sits in pride of place on his mantlepiece!!!!
Sis: Don’t you think [C1] looks a bit like [C2’s daughter] in this one? (no offence to [C2’s daughter], that is!) Cath – you’ve hardly changed!
C2: no offence taken lol! but yes i think ur right, there is a small resemblence but luckily [my daughter] has avoided the pudding basin look!
C1: Hello everyone, and what is wrong with pudding basin haircuts!?!?!?!?! Anyway [my daughter] likes using the bowl as a crash helmet. And what about all our lovely clothes!!
C2: im glad to hear that and im sure [your daughter] is proud of her family heirloom!
C1: She most certainly is :o)
Sis: Cath and I had pretty similar haircuts at one time soon, in fact I think there’s a photo of the pair of us with that beautiful hair in pride of place in mum and dad’s living room!
Me: I don’t know what [C2] was doing to me, but I don’t look happy!
C2: I was just being a good big cushion! maybe it was just your shock at mine and [C1’s] groovy haircuts!!
My family is Teh Awesome.
*This is what my sister and I called our cousins when we were little, and the name stuck. So now we have a group of six thirty- and forty-somethings shouting “CUSHION!!!” at each other whenever we meet.