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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Sorry, celebs: My child's cuter than your child
One of my favorite hobbies, aside from restoring antique vacuum cleaners and cultivating heirloom seeds in used egg cartons: I like to compare my kids to celebrities' kids. Make that, I like thinking that my kids are way cuter than theirs are.
It started when Max was a baby. In the months after he was born, I was inconsolable. The only thing, and I mean the only thing, that gave me joy was Max's cuteness. He had that smile, chubby cheeks and yummy baby thighs with rolls of fat.
Sarah Jessica Parker had given birth to her son, James, two months earlier. When I'd see paparazzi photos of the two of them, I'd inevitably think, "Max is cuter."
That started it. Since then, anytime I see photos of celeb kids, I can't help but compare them to Max or Sabrina. Granted, there are a few Hollywood tots that rate on the same level of cuteness—Suri Cruise, Levi McConaughey, Shiloh Jolie Pitt. Well, almost. But then there are ones I think Max and Sabrina totally out-cute, including Emme and Max Anthony (word to Jennifer and Marc: nice to steal my kid's name!).
Odd, aren't they, these little mind games that give you a lift.
We're off to the beach for a few days, I have great guest posters lined up for Thursday and Friday. Happy, happy 4th, everyone!
Photo: Pacific Coast News Online