Are you embarrassed of your baby pictures?

this is me - as a baby
@vega83 (6346)
Bahrain
June 9, 2007 4:48am CST
Imagine bringing your new friend or new girlfriend/ boyfriend home for the first time, and someone in your family has the bright idea of showing them pictures of you as a baby. Would you be so embarrassed and not want them to see it, or would be cool with it, and not mind sharing them and laughing. We've all got pretty much the same classic baby pictures, the birthday baby picture, the naked baby picture. Personally I think all babies are cute and there's no reason to be embarrassed or ashamed to show it to people. I think guys are more embarrassed by this than girls, I may be wrong. I don't mind sharing my baby pictures with anyone, in fact it's really cute and I don't have any inhibitions about it. And for all you people out there who are embarrassed, well, I dare you to share them with me. Just for fun. Let's see if you can do it... Here's mine, it's not actually a baby picture, I'm a toddler here, but it's the only one I had in my PC, so there you go... Please attach your baby picture too, if you respond to this discussion.
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@Dumpertaker (1188)
10 Jun 07
I'm not exactly the kind of person who likes thier picture taken, never have really even when I was a kid, but I think the psychology behind that is I wanted to hide myself from the world because of the way my supposed father treated me. It's sad really though, because my partner (if I ever have one again) will never see any photos of me as a child as my father burnt them all (and many personal documents including my birth certificate) as an act of spite when mom left him about 11 years ago.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Oh, man, that's bad. I hate it when people take out their anger and frustrations on someone else. Especially someone who is younger than them..
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10 Jun 07
I look at it this way...it could have been a lot worse, he may have taken the photos of me, but he cannot take the good memories (of the ones I can remember) and that is all that counts.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
yeah, that's the spirit!!
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@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
9 Jun 07
baby pic - me and a baby of my friend
oh,i am proud to show my baby pictures to people...it is because i was so cute when i was still a baby. hehe. i wonder why i turned to look like this now... hmmm. anyway, i am just embarrassed to show others my naked baby pictures. even if i were just a baby back then, i don't feel comfortable seeing me naked. so, i keep them in a place where noone else can find it. i haven't scanned any baby pics of mine yet. but here's a pic of a kid and posed with. i looked like her when i was still younger... a little fat, with a fair complexion... and with all the bangs... yeah, right. hehe..
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Wow, that little girl is so adorable! Thanks for finally uploading the first picture. If you looked anything like that girl, then you must have been so cute! I love that haircut, I remember one of my sisters used to have the exact same and she looked like that too. She was the cutest of all of us..
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@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
10 Jun 07
yup. i mostly look like that when i was a little girl. and i love that haircut. hihi. my mom and dad tell me all the time that there were times when i do cry because someone found me cute and pinched me. hehe. but that was long time ago. nobody's pinching me now. i guess, i should put back that bangs again. anne
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
11 Jun 07
The same used to happen with my sister I told you about, that people would stop in the streets to look at her, no one ever pinched her, but they used to give her candy and even money because they found her so cute.. I guess I'll give my kids the same hair cut, when I have any. It seems to really work, ha ha.
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
I'm not embarrased, in fact i'm happy if someone sees it. Others said my baby pictures are cute! They sometimes comment and laugh at my pictures but it is okay because i know some of my pictures are really funny.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
9 Jun 07
Yeah, baby pictures can be really funny. Especially when the parents dress them in weird clothes, but they're still cute..
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
Of course, babies are really cute! Whatever dress they wear or even how weird and ugly it is they will still stay cute! Hehehehe.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
yup, that's true. 8]
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• Hong Kong
9 Jun 07
No I wouldn't be embarrassed at all! I love my baby pictures and they are really precious. I remember because my family was poor when I was a baby and my parents couldn't take many pictures of me, still they tried. I don't have very many on hand but when I look at them every time, that put a smile on my face. When my friends come over to my place, I show them my baby pictures too and we would laugh so hard because we are around the same age, and we have "common experiences", then we would start discussing what we did in our childhood and that usually brings some really good laugh.
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
9 Jun 07
Well, isn't there a way you could put them up here too. I was hoping to see some other baby pictures besides my own, but haven't gotten even one yet.
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• Hong Kong
10 Jun 07
Thanks for the best response! What a surprise to get in the morning (I just woke up). Yes I think you could upload pictures to your profile. It would be an interesting thing to do but since I have my baby in hard copies, I have to find time to scan them and upload them. I will try and work on that when I have time. *smiles* Happy days!
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Well, I'll be waiting for you to scan them and put them here as soon as you can.. You're welcome!!
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• Canada
9 Jun 07
I don't know... running away, being scared of what people will see when you're a child. I used to get upset about that when I would bring my home. She showed everyone of my dates.. "oh he's so cute!" I should have been really embarrassed, but I wasn't.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
9 Jun 07
Well, I guess we shouldn't be embarrassed if that happens, it's not like we're still like what we were... right...
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• Canada
9 Jun 07
They say in time, people change. Do you think this is possible?
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
hmm... I don't think people change, they just evolve and become different versions of themselves.. What do you think?
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I don't have any of my pictures from when I was little on my computer or I'd post it. I love my baby pictures, I was much more attractive back them, bring out the baby pics!
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
11 Jun 07
ha ha, yeah, we all seem so cute when we are babies, especially the skin, I love baby skin... why can't we have that always...?
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
10 Jun 07
I don't have any way to scan my baby pictures into the computer but I think I was a fairly cute baby. There are many formal portraits as well as family snapshots and I'm not embarassed of them.. I always had a devilish glint in my eye, or looked really serious, so I think they are endearing, if anything. You may look at my new great niece in my discussions, we look more aloke than her father, who is my nephew, and I do.
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
11 Jun 07
Well you could always take a snap with your mobile, of the old pictures. I did that with some of mine and they look ok.
• India
10 Jun 07
Well i won't feel embarrrased if someone sees my naked baby photo or as a toddler,we were very small at that time and we look cute when we are baby,we admire ourselves... But i would feel embarrased if there is a photo of mine of 7-8 in which i am naked to show to people.i wouldn't show that pic even to my friends.
• Netherlands
10 Jun 07
My beloved mom loves showing our family picture including butt naked baby picture of me, my sisters and brother. But we don't mind at all. We know that she proud of us and want to share her happiness to others. Sometimes, they do tease us, but hey....everybody butt naked when they were baby, so it wasn't that bad and most of the time we just laugh against their jokes.
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• China
10 Jun 07
I think I may feel a bit embarrassed if my parents do that when I bring someone new. But now I'm married and I love my husband so much, but I will still feel a bit uncomfortable if my childhood photos are shown to him. But I guess baby photos are not so embarrassing, for they are not so bad, but my childhood photos always show my stupidity.
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Now come on, don't tell me your husband still hasn't seen your baby photos. And don't worry about them, all kids are a little stupid anyway.
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@heartsick (832)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
yes!! i get embarassed when someone see my baby pictures.. coz im the only baby u'll find not cute.. i look like a boy.. hahah, that's why my mom put a head band and let me wear dress so everyone would recognize that i'm a girl.. my most embarassing photo was maybe im 4 years old and i'm naked.. and i hate when my mom show it to all of my friends. and she's planning to show it to my boyfriend soon... tsk!
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• India
10 Jun 07
yes i m embarrased of my baby pictures..
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
How come??
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• Singapore
10 Jun 07
Yes i will be pretty much embarrased if they show my baby half naked pics to my friends...
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@ashveen (301)
• France
10 Jun 07
oh of course not..in fact i relx n stand back thinkin about my childhood..how nice it was..
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Yeah, childhood was nice, the best!!
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
10 Jun 07
No I am not embarrassed at all of my baby pictures. I dont care who see them.My baby pictures are all cute.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
well, can you put one up here then. I seem to be the only one who's shared mine...
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• India
10 Jun 07
I dont really have a lot of my baby pictures, But when some of guests, friends like to have a look at my available pictures,.. I feel sharing and enjoy the lighter moments of it.. Thats take a trip down the memory lane..
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Yeah, a trip down memory lane, that's the kind of effect old pictures seem to have... especially when there's a story to go with those pictures.
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• Philippines
10 Jun 07
i love my baby pics! i don't find any reason why i should be embarrassed by them. i really find it sweet to see one of my baby pics in my dad's wallet. everytime i see him open his wallet and i see my pic, i feel a certain level of pride and more love for my father. when my friends see my baby pix, they just smile and say, "you should have remained a baby" lol!
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
haha, I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not.. Anyway, it's must be nice keeping family pictures in the wallet. None of my family members or me actually do that, maybe we should.
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@FSCAries (881)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I wouldn't be embarrassed of my baby pictures, I mean, that was obviously a long time ago and your date is with you now. I don't know if it would be very appropriate to bust them out on the first trip to the house though!
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
yeah, you got that right.. Most people get awkward when those old photos come out though..
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• United States
10 Jun 07
It can be a little embarrassing if people see baby pictures of you (especially if you're in your birthday suit in them or getting potty-trained or whatever) but it's only embarrassing in a cute little funny way, not like humiliating or anything. Babies are adorable, whether they're really conventionally cute like the quintessential Gerber baby or even if they're kinda funky looking. Myself when I was a baby was no exception. Besides, looking at baby pictures usually makes people laugh and be happy and silly and enjoy themselves. So, that is always a good thing. =)
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Yeah, I'm not at all embarrassed by my baby pics, no matter how weird they are...
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• Philippines
9 Jun 07
i dont think id ever be embarrassed with my baby pics because i think i look much better when i was younger. though i had one pic that i had no underwear, my mom hid it so people wont see it. its common here in our country that the most favored people are those who are fair skinned. well i was once fair skinned until i knew how to walk and go to my neighbors houses. i got exposed to the sun and now i have darkened. hehehehe. but when some people saw my baby pic, they never expected it was me. coz i look so different now. i cant post my baby pictures now coz i have to look for them and scan them. hehehehe
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
sure, no problem, well, fair skinned or not, all babies are cute, I don't get this fascination of some cultures with fair skin. It even exists in my culture too.
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