Weekly Photo Challenge: Round

3 May



Spud was a gorgeous baby, marred only by constant grazing to his face.  He fell over at the drop of a hat, and sometimes I didn’t need to drop the hat at all: the day after we moved here he was standing at the back door, thirteen months old, and literally fell out of the house on to the pavement.  I swear he didn’t move to do it (and no, I didn’t push him). 

I thought he was naturally clumsy until the day I freaked at his rolling eye: it rolled round from one side to the other.  I had him at the doctor’s faster than you can say Ugly Baby and it transpired he needed glasses.  He never fell over again, that I’m aware of.  I guess if your eyes and your feet are going in the same direction, you tend not to.

The bottom photo was taken at the top of St Paul’s Cathedral.  Look at his little round glasses – pre-Harry Potter.  He was ahead of the trend.

He was two or three here and he’d just walked all around St Paul’s dome on the outside.  Not alone, obviously; I’m not a neglectful mother: his nine-year old brother took him.

15 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Round”

  1. Cindy May 3, 2011 at 11:13 #

    Poor laddie, thank heavens you found out early!


    • Tilly Bud May 3, 2011 at 11:17 #

      Yes, there’s nothing worse than having to admit the freaky kid in the corner scaring all the other children is yours. My life would have been horrendous.



  2. barb19 May 3, 2011 at 12:10 #

    He’s a cute kid with his round glasses!


  3. vivinfrance May 3, 2011 at 12:19 #

    I had one of those. He had to wear a hat with a floppy brim to hide the bumps and bruises or I might have been arrested for child abuse.


  4. viewfromtheside May 3, 2011 at 15:01 #

    so glad for his sake that it was solved. wearing glasses is easier than skinning your face every few days


  5. slpmartin May 3, 2011 at 17:34 #

    Poor child…good thing you did find out early…otherwise can you imagine the complex he would have now.


  6. gigihawaii May 3, 2011 at 17:35 #

    It always makes me sad to see young kids wearing glassees. But, better than tripping and falling, I suppose.


  7. sarsm May 3, 2011 at 21:45 #

    Headline: ‘Son rescued from traumatic childhood by glasses’.

    Such a cutie!!


  8. nrhatch May 3, 2011 at 23:03 #

    He wasn’t just ahead of the Harry Potter trend . . . he started the trend!

    That day, as he walked all around St Paul’s dome with his nine-year old brother, JK Rowling spotted him and the glasses and made a note in Journal #37.


  9. musings May 4, 2011 at 12:01 #

    Well, he certainly is a gorgeous child and I’m glad he got glasses to help keep him on his feet.



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