Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What Child Is This?

Last week I emailed my youngest son Ben this picture of himself and commented on how much I thought it looked his daughter Lucy.


As the third child, Ben has always insisted that I never made any pictures of him,  and earlier today he sought confirmation from his two older brothers.  Here's the email "conversation" that took place.  I've cleaned up their spelling and grammar.  Can't help it; it's the English teacher coming out.

Ben:  What do you think guys... is this me or Brent? I think it's Pun (that's Brent). Mom claims it's me, but I can tell that she is not certain.

Brent:  Looks like you to me. I might even see a widow's peak.

Me:  See those dimples?  Brent did not have dimples.

Hunter:  That's Benj. Widow's peak and elfin ears give it away.

Me (just to prove my point):  Here's Brent at about the same age.


Hunter:   That's as chubby as Brent's ever been.

Ben:  Admitting this is me would be admitting that Mom actually took pictures of her third child...

Hunter:  I think you can credit Olan Mills for that one. It's not a snapshot like Mom would have taken.  It's a portrait with a faux background.

Ben:  Good point H. It was probably a photo session set up for you, and they used me for the test shot.

So you be the judge.  I'm sure you'll agree with me that those are photos of two different children.

And for the record, here's Lucy.  She looks an awful lot like her daddy Ben, widow's peak, elfin ears and all.

lucy 005


Fuller Family said...

So funny!!!

Sarah said...

Cute post, Kathy, and really cute kids! LOL
Love the conversation. ~ Sarah

Joyce said...

Ha-My younger sister is the fourth, born one year after me while my dad was overseas. Needless to say there are very few pics of her as an infant...we teased her mercilessly about that.

Your granddaughter is adorable!

kate said...

Oh, this is too funny. I miss you all...can Thanksgiving get here any sooner?! I'm assuming you will all be in Camden?

Keetha Broyles said...

They're all cute as buttons - - - at least in their pictures!

I'm sure Lucy really is that cute.


grammy said...

Hi, I am visiting from 'The Good Life'
I was the third child...way younger than the other two...and there were less pictures of me (o:
So with my third...way younger...I took to many pictures to make sure that did not happen (o:
I think for the most part....we know which kid it is...even if it is from the clothes, or the background.
Funny post and cute pictures. She does look like him.

nanny said...

How cute....she does look like her daddy.

I love the comment about mom not being sure..... I have actually gotten baby pictures confused (it makes me feel awful)