Monday, April 14, 2014


Fans and avid readers!

I just want to tell you all that it has been a really, really long time since I have seen anyone using the word “baby” on a real baby.

Who is a real baby? A real baby is a small size lift-able human who is under the age of 2.

Interestingly enough, all babies these days are adults. Grown adults use this term on each other all the time. Lovers call each other baby. Sometimes if you are being hit on by someone, they may call you baby. Or if you are hitting on them you may call them baby. Friends call each other baby, just for the heck of it. Parents call their teenaged kids baby. Sometimes they call their full grown adult offspring baby as well.

Sometimes humans under the age of 2 get referred to as “infants.” This, fans and avid readers, is an academic term, used by airlines and hospitals in their terms and conditions literature. And parents otherwise tend to refer to their offspring under the age of 2 as “my child” or “my son” or “my daughter.” But baby? Naaaaaaah.

No, that’s now reserved for adults.


Anand said...


You should write a book

oof ya! said...

you are too sweet :)