March 19, 2010

I Don’t Want to See Your Baby Pictures

Unless I have a vested interest in your child, I don't want to see photographic proof of their evolution through babyhood. I know that many people do (mostly women), but it has absolutely no interest to me. That's why people mass e-mailing videos and pictures of their children has always struck me as weird. But, I was thinking about it more the other day. It's a God thing, isn't it? The same way that God ferociously loves all of his wonderful disgusting little children is a perfect reflection of our photo obsession. We're proud. And we want to show off. And that's a beautiful thing. So, I'll try to feign joy in your little aliens until I fully get it.