Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail
Here's a Jellyfish sting I got from my vacation in Thailand
At least it's pretty
I'm baby sitting my nephew today while my sister and husband move.
He's 9 months now and I'm wondering where the cute went...
I have a tentative working theory that baby 'cuteness' diminishes in direct proportion with noise volume.
This noise volume, such as screaming, is converted to energy, re-arranged in the cosmos and then fed back to the infant. However during the conversion process, the active ingredient - cuteness - is stripped of all it's positive properties leaving the baby with a lower 'cute' factor than before.
It's not all bad though, in some cases, during 'quiet time' - some of the stray and unrefined 'cute' that floats around us can be re-absorbed to a certain degree to delay the inevitable total loss of cute.
*A side theory of what happens to 'cute' is that when removed from a baby, it is refined and adapted for use later in life. ie Those rare glances at acquaintances where for a brief moment you can see a persons real beauty, 'Ugly duckling' transformations and beer goggles.
** This also suggests that cuteness is actually finite.