Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ugly Duckling

I have a strange worry about my unborn son - that he will be unfortunate enough to look like I did as a baby! Despite being a girl, I was bald until the age of 2 and looked very much like a boy. I couldn't find my favourite baby photo, which is me looking like Les Dawson in a bonnet, so feast your eyes on this one instead.
Yes I do look familiar - I look like Vigo in Ghostbusters 2! My charming husband made that observation but sadly I had to agree with him.
Things did look up slightly as I got a bit older though.

I'm a little bit cuter here with my gorgeous little brother, but sadly, it all went downhill again once I entered my early teens.

Look how happy I am with that bowl haircut and Dame Edna glasses! This photo gets the best reaction from people who have only known me as an adult, they cannot believe I used to look like this - my mum insists I chose both the haircut and the glasses, but I say children should not be allowed to make those decisions.

Fortunately for my son, his father was absolutly beautiful as a baby - I'll share his photos soon. Keep your fingers crossed for the little one!

6 comments:

  1. Aww we all have pictures we're embarrassed about. We were looking through old pics at my mums the other day and from about the age of 5 until 11 I had the most awful boy haircut. No idea why my mum thought it was a good idea, and her favorite colour was any shade of brown!!

    I do, however, remember being quite in love with some of the awful clothes that I wore.

    Lisa

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  2. That photo of the bowl hair cut is one of the most brilliant things I've seen in ages! Still giggling! Thanks for cheering up my sat night - great post x

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  3. Oh, I agree with you re not letting children decide these things. My mother allowed me to have a perm when I was 15 years old. It was not a good decision.

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  4. Ha Ha love the pictures too :) I think that the worst photos always seem to be the early teenage ones ... I was sporting a hair scraped back vibe back then and it didn't accentuate my gadzillion freckles !

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  5. Found your blog on Twitter - love it! x

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  6. beauty is only skin deep, its whats inside that counts, and Im sure your parents loved you unconditionally regardless

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