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:

From left to right: Cushion 1, Sister, Cushion 2, Me

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.

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7 Responses to Cushions!

  1. Silver Fox says:

    The two younger ones, including you, look a bit stunned to be in the photo, whereas the other two look quite happy about it all!

  2. microbiologist xx says:

    Exactly how all pictures from childhood should be, funny AND cute.

  3. Candid Engineer says:

    Very cute. I like the whole ‘cushion’ thing. 🙂

  4. chall says:

    haha – Cushions!! (I admit, it took me a while to understand…. 😉 )You are adorabe in the pic though! I am enviuos that y’all have photos to upload… I have none on file…. ah well, might as well be happy over all the other cuteie photos 🙂

  5. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    SF, it was at my Auntie’s house in South-East England. We were living in Germany at the time and didn’t come back very often – maybe that’s why we look stunned!XX, indeed! I’ll have to see what I can dig out from my parents’ stash next time I’m home.CE, thanks! I think our parents probably encouraged us to keep it going as we grew up, and now it’s “our thing” and is being passed on to my cushions’ kids.Chall. thanks! I don’t have any hard copies of my own, it was just lucky that this ended up on FB. My Mum won’t even let me have my own birth certificate – she sends me copies whenever I need them – so the odds of getting my hands on any originals are not good.

  6. ScienceGirl says:

    Any ideas at to what book your are clenching in your little hands? (It would be most funny to have evidence of you reading Darwin back then 😉

  7. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    No idea, but I’d be shocked if it was anything other than some picture book with farm animals in it!

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