Thursday, September 21, 2006

the lives of little ones

If you're smiling at a baby upside down, does he interpret it as a smile or a frown?

It's L's second birthday on Sunday. It will be a small shindig--just the four of us, some balloons, a cake with sprinkles, and many oddly shaped presents.


Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

'up' and 'down' aren't really spatial concepts that newborns are equipped to deal with. Remember: we're born seeing everything inverted anyways. It takes a little bit of time for the brain to wire itself to up and down. He's more interested in the shape of your face than whether it appears upside down.

Cute lil punkin you got there.


8:00 AM  
Blogger notsocranky said...

We keep the birthday parties small at our house too. Nobody but family until about age 5, when the kids want to invite a couple of friends. Raymond will be 7 next month and we're having a bonfire-pizza-cake thing.

I'm sure a baby would look at your eyes to see what emotion you're expressing. Sorry, not as technical as BP's explanation...

12:23 PM  
Blogger Kari and Randy said...

Happy Birthday L on Sunday!!! Wonderful picture of J too----miss you guys!!

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like shindigs.

Glad I can comment again.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

BP: Now I'm wondering what an inverted smile looks like. :)

Notso: A bonfire-pizza-cake thing! Cool.

Kari: We'll catch it all on home video for you.

Daniel: Me too!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Old Man Rich said...

My guess is that if I'm holding a baby upside down, it knows I'm smiling...

9:30 AM  

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