Baby’s first smile interrupted by important business

So that's what that look was about.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Mar 1, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 4:54 pm CDT

Maybe you find babies cute. Maybe you find them disgusting. But here’s some definitive, hilarious proof that they’re usually both at once.

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“We tried to record our sweet baby daughter smiling…” reads the description of a short YouTube clip featuring little Harlow, who fidgets and gurgles in her mom’s lap. “Smile for me?” mom asks, tickling her girl’s puffy cheeks. “Can you smile?”

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Almost, but not quite. Just as we reach the cusp of a genuine grin, Harlow realizes there are more pressing matters at hand, and she reverts to a suitably serious expression. I hesitate to use the word “epic,” but what happens next is the stuff of family legend.  

You know, I don’t think we need high-tech sensors in diapers after all?

Photo by Sellers Patton/Flickr

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*First Published: Mar 1, 2014, 2:56 pm CST