"When you first have a baby your life doesn't change. I mean, you have a little less sleep and you drag those cuddly things around you and it's amazing. But you still get to be you. Once they get to, like, five, six and school and it starts to get, like, 'Wow, they've got real problems. They're my responsibility.' Oh my God. That is overwhelming." — singer Gwen Stefani
I like kids, but for me it's always been about babies. The newer, the better. Lie them down, they stay put. Change them, walk them, cuddle them, feed them is about all you need to do. But like Ms Stefani, I noticed too that as they grew so did their needs and their problems, many of which the answers for are not easy.
My favourite stage of childhood is unfortunately as we all know, rather short-lived. I remember how swiftly each of my kids became a real little person, usually when they headed off to school, and the tiny bit of sadness that went along with it. Those early days went much too fast. So I therefore relish the opportunity to snuggle a little one every chance I get. They are just so darn cute.
Much like these collections of baby illustrations.
iCLIPART.com Cute Baby Collection
iCLIPART.com Baby Illustrations
iCLIPART.com Babies and Kids
iPHOTOS.com Baby and Children Illustrations