Rock-A-Bye Baby

by Thomas Cole

When I was a little nipper a photographer came through town and took a lovely picture of me at our home.

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I was not the cutest kid in the world but I look happy here. I think it made a difference that I was in familiar surroundings The same is true with the little guy in the photographs I took below.

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You can’t just say to a baby “Okay, smile now.” They don’t smile unless they want to. With babies you take what they give you. So you need patience, a rattle toy, a winning smile and an itchy shutter finger. Babies are fun and so cute… as long as someone else is changing the diapers.