Known for screaming at all hours in a crying hail of ferocity, shitting sludge in multiple of colours, and being completely useless at a game of Hungry Hungry Hippos, babies have been proven to be darn cute.
“It’s their small button nose and tiny smile,” said proud father David Frost, 26, of Long Gully. “Just don’t breathe-in because, well, it seems like it ate a dead rat.”
However it’s not the small stature of the body that counts for their high ranking on a cuteness scale.
Think of dwarfism.
Is Gimli son of Gloin cute?
Is Damien Oliver the jockey cute?
Is Peter Dinklage cute? No, he’s a bad-arse, but he’s not cutesy-wootsy.
“How ’bout the cubby cheeks?” asks Mr Frost.
Nope, that didn’t work for Jabba the Hutt.
It’s elements of all these things combined with doe-eyes under a large-ish forehead, a trick employed by infants and Walt Disney, when drawing rabbits, mice and pigs, to bring the young’uns sympathy and emit a feeling of protection.
“Well yeah, I’d do anything for him, or her, I don’t care, it’s not actually my child,” said Mr Frost – now under custody.
The cuteness is essential, as the average child will cost each parent upwards of $240,000, or more if the child is a prick and later requires court costs for arson and/or beheading.
“Knowing my luck the kid will be really smart and need glasses and shit,” said Mr Frost. “Still, look at those eyes.”
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