“Went for my first ultrasound today. Turns out I’m having a bunny.”
“This picture is of my little sister Noelle and me. This was from sometime in 1996. The fact that I was nine years old is my only excuse for my extraordinary bad outfit.
I loved playing with my baby sister. I am 9 years older than her, so I was able to be more interactive with her as a baby than I had been with my other younger siblings. So I was holding her up in the air over my head, playing ‘airplane.’ The following conversation occurred between my mom and I, moments before this photo was taken:
Mom: Rachel, she just ate, you probably shouldn’t do that.
Rachel: No, she burped she will be fine.
Mom: It really isn’t a good idea.
Rachel: But she is having so much fun.
*Noelle proceeds to spit up all over Rachel’s face*
Rachel: AHHHHHHH! MOM I NEED A TOWEL!
*Mom runs and grabs a camera*
Mom: Told ya.
One of the best examples ever of ‘Mommy Knows Best.'”
(submitted by Rachel)
“My Dad had another kid when I was 17. Looks like he’s still using the same tricks! On the left, me in 1989. On the right, my little brother in 2007.”
“Los Angeles-based photographer and new mom Laura Izumikawa has found creative inspiration in naptime, dressing her 4-month-old daughter, Joey Marie Choi, in costumes while she sleeps. The outfits and props are mostly derived from pop culture icons like Jon Snow, Pikachu and Beyoncé, as well as movies and TV shows like Stranger Things and Star Wars.
Izumikawa had planned to sleep while her daughter slept, but quickly found this wasn’t right for her. “I would end up just staring at her face all day and night because I was just so in love,” she told The Huffington Post. “Because Joey slept so deeply, I thought it’d be fun adding little props on her just to send some hilarious pictures to our parents. It was a way to memorialize her growth and little milestones.”
The fun project quickly gathered over 30,000 Instagram followers.
For Joey’s part, the costumes don’t bother her and she usually sleeps through it. “A couple times she’s woken up while I’m dressing her up, but she’ll just look at me a little dazed and then fall right back to sleep,” Izumikawa told The Huffington Post. “I really hope she’ll see the photos and videos in the future and have a good laugh. Hopefully she’ll see how loved she was.”
Izumikawa hopes her project will encourage other parents to express their own senses of humor. “I hope that these photos and videos will make people smile and also remind parents to have fun with their kids and not get too caught up in the seriousness of parenting.”
“My extended family in Idaho already had a Cabbage Patch Kid in the family, so they gave it a twin.”
“This is me at two months old. It has been a family favorite because of the seriously annoyed look on my face. Even at that age I began questioning people around me and thinking to myself ‘Why, why must I do this?!'”
(submitted by Angela)