My friend tells me she has something to show me on facebook. Immediately, I’m excited, because I think it’s going to be fantastically awful engagement photos. We like to chuckle at the cheesy ones; sadly it’s sometimes the highlight of our day (grad school does that to ya!).
She pulls up the pics. There’s a family with a newborn baby. I’m looking at the pics and say “WHOA! What’s wrong with the baby?” Chromosomal abnormality? No, because that would make sense! What’s wrong you ask? It’s dead! It’s a dead effin baby! It’s a dead effin baby on fb! What, in the name of all things normal, would possess people to put clothes on a stillborn baby and take family photos? Your guess is as good as mine.
I realize some things are okay with a baby, that just doesn’t fly with adults…but this certainly isn’t one of them. Baby shitting in diaper? okay! Old person shitting in diaper? ew. Baby puke? No prob! 22 year old puke? DISGUSTING! Dead baby family photos? Weird, not okay, on any level…EVER! Dead grandparent family photos? would never cross anyone’s mind. At some point, the default “awww, but it’s a baby” just doesn’t cut it.
Taking stillborn baby family photos is one thing, which I have yet to figure out, but posting them on facebook for the world to see is a whole nother thing I’m still trying to figure out.
Who raised these people? Seriously.