Back in the stone age when my kids were babies, parents took photos of their kids accomplishing major milestones like eating their first foods, dressing up in Halloween costumes or indulging in their first birthday cake. We sent the photos off to be developed and shared a chuckle with friends and family when we flipped through the photos weeks later.
Seriously, how did we ever manage?
Fast forward to 2016 and parents are still capturing those milestone moments, but when they do they can share them instantly with friends, family and the rest of the world. All of that immediate fun has inspired parents to take things up a notch. Why? Well, because we can. And because after eight hours of pretending to be a choo-choo train or singing cartoon jingles, we all just want to share a good laugh with other adults who feel where we're coming from.
From the good old standbys like baby's first birthday cake pics to the new trend of stacking Cheerios on sleeping babies, here are fun ways that parents get the last laugh when it comes to raising kids:
Those classic first food pics:
Followed a few months later by the obligatory first birthday cake photos:
Don't forget baby's first Halloween:
Or even just playing dress up for fun:
And hey, while we're at it, why not dress baby up in dad's suit?
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I'm calling it #BabySuiting. Let's make this happen! I've got more photos and tips on the blog today. If you try it, please tag #babysuiting and @mommyshorts. I'll be posting the best of them! Thanks to everyone who gave hashtag suggestions. I also loved #robford and #beetlejuicing 😊
Or compare our babies to baguettes?
And then there was that time that everyone decided to draw funny eyebrows and faces on their kids:
And the latest — dads everywhere rang in Father's Day by attempting to stack Cheerios on their sleeping babies: