I know that sounds horribly mean but I don't mean it that way. I've honestly wondered at times if my kids (all grown now) were as cute and adorable as I thought they were or if it was just because I was their mom, and knew them, and so I saw them as cute and adorable and they were actually hideous little monsters. I have a friend who has a terribly ugly child. I'm sure she's a sweet child (online friend, I've never met the kid in person) - but she's plug-ugly. A little over a year old, still doesn't have hair to speak of, her head is shaped like a cinder block. She looks like her dad, who is a big, fat-headed guy. Very nice guy, but with a big, fat head. Unfortunately, this little girl looks exactly like him. I would never, ever, ever, ever, ever say anything to someone to insinuate that their child was homely as a hedge fence (as my dear, departed mother used to say). But I do kind of wonder if my friend ever looks at her kid and thinks, "I love this kid but she's got a head the size and shape of a cinder block." So what do you think? Do you think parents realize that their kid is funny looking? And to be perfectly clear, this thread is meant as silly, not deliberately mean or insulting.