Thursday, April 10, 2008

The World Through Anna's Eyes

I'm continually amazed at how friendly the world becomes when you carry around a bubbly, chubby-cheeked girl. Anna's ability to disarm complete strangers with her smiles and giggles is a sight to behold. There's something about that double dimple smile that makes people completely forget themselves. Harried waitresses stop in their tracks to say hi, random strangers on the street rubberneck and comment aloud (most recently in downtown Boston we heard,"Mama mia! look at those cheeks!")
... I've even caught super serious looking business men making googly faces at her. Obviously I'm biased when it comes to Anna's particular cuteness factor, but that's the effect that most babies have, right? It's sort of sad that as we grow older, we basically stop engaging strangers altogether. I suppose it's just a fact of life -- those social norms pressing down -- but it certainly is refreshing to see the world through the eyes of someone who doesn't know any better... and to watch how the world responds.

4 comments:

Jason, Melissa & Eowyn said...

That pic is super cute- She looks like a mini-Josh.

Gmom H said...

Just can't get enough of that face! Oh, wouldn't it be great to live just one day as Anna. No worries!!

The Hedden Family said...

I'm sure you are biased, but Anna is extremely cute. I have her picture up on my fridge and there are very few people who can walk through my kitchen without commenting on Anna specifically. By the way, Anna in jeans is hilarious - I love it!

Lori said...

It is funny and endearing when the most serious of men suddenly cross their eyes and stick out their tongues in effort to crack a smile out of Talia. Anna is adorable and very squeezable looking. That's the first thing I'm going to do when we visit...give Anna a squeeze.