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08-05-2015, 02:03   #1
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resemblances in babies

Is it short sighted of me that I cannot see resemblances in newborns? My nephew was born recently and I cannot for the life of me see any resemblance to his parents. I generally never can when faced with babies , even when everyone around me is saying "they're the image of so and so" "they have so and so's eyes/ears/nose. Do people just say it to flatter others or themselves? to me they look like babies and nothing more.
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All newborns resemble Kim Jong Un.
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Babies, you say?

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Babies, you say?
I was expecting cute baby pics....denied...
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Babies, you say?

That freaked me out a little bit.

Anyway I can never see resemblances in babies. Every baby looks the same to me.
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That freaked me out a little bit.

Anyway I can never see resemblances in babies. Every baby looks the same to me.
I can in some babies but not in all.
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I can very rarely see a resemblance to anyone either. Grandmothers are mad for that craic - one grandmother saying the baby is the image of her offspring, the other grandmother saying same in relation to hers.

My friend's sister is dark-skinned with curly black hair, and her little boy has had those traits from birth, so it's been obvious from day 1 which parent he resembles. But apart from obvious ones like that, I can never see anything other than a newborn baby that looks like any newborn baby.

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Babies, you say?

Ah Chrisht.

/shudders
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The older you get, the more you can see it.
Since my Grandsons have been here, I'm more in tune with it.
When they were born everyone said they were like their Daddy(hair colour mostly)
I'm waiting smugly with pictures of Mammy(my daughter) and ALL the cousins, when they were the same age. Ha! They dont look like Daddy!

They do a bit.Just being clear!
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All newborns resemble Kim Jong Un.
After a few weeks, they usually morph into either Winston Churchill or Michael Noonan.
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get the father or whoever to wrap up in a towel and close their eyes and drool a bit.

makes it easier.
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I just don't think you can cut the mustard when it comes to identifying resemblances,

see this pic tumblr_llvcbbmpuS1qd30kpo1_500.jpg

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Babies, you say?

That has to be one of the most disturbing things I've seen in a good while.

And I've seen disturbing things.
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