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2013-02-14 01:28:45 PM
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2013-02-14 01:29:33 PM
This reminds me of an episode of "You can't do that on Television" when they had 15-year-old Kevin in a baby diaper and baby bonnet taking pictures of him because they didn't have any baby pictures of him.
 
2013-02-14 01:33:37 PM
Well, it was his idea. I don't know if that makes this creepier or just sad.
 
2013-02-14 01:37:02 PM

The Downfall: Well, it was his idea. I don't know if that makes this creepier or just sad.


And now I wanna see Hitler reacting to it.
 
2013-02-14 01:37:49 PM

The Downfall: Well, it was his idea. I don't know if that makes this creepier or just sad.


I think creepy goes to 11 on this.
 
2013-02-14 01:38:44 PM
How is 13 year old babby formed?
 
2013-02-14 01:41:04 PM
ok I'll be alone here. Maybe it's because I have spawn, but I thought it was sweet.
 
2013-02-14 01:41:19 PM
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2013-02-14 01:41:30 PM
I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.
 
2013-02-14 01:41:33 PM
"In all seriousness, the Higgins family said on Facebook they hope the photo will help raise awareness for adoption of older children."

This is sweet.
 
2013-02-14 01:42:07 PM
He's not a teenager.  He's just in his 55th trimester.
 
2013-02-14 01:42:14 PM

HotWingConspiracy: How is 13 year old babby formed?



They need to do way instain mother> who kill thier 13 year old babbys. becuse these babby cant frigth back? it was on the news this mroing a mother in ar who had kill her three 13 year old kids. they are taking the three 13 year old babby back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the father who lost his 13 year old children ; i am truley sorry for your lots
 
2013-02-14 01:42:35 PM

Molavian: I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.


I think if he wanted to do it - why not?  They obviously did it with the goal of getting what they wanted, and not caring that it was silly.  IMO, this is parenting done right.
 
2013-02-14 01:43:30 PM
FTA: Latrell mentioned that he didn't have any pictures of himself when he was born and Mrs Higgins' 12-year-old daughter Alycia suggested recreating a shoot just for him.
'I thought it was funny and that it would be a good idea,' Mrs Higgins said. 'I was very sad too because I didn't have any photos of him either.'
The next day she took a series of pictures of Latrell at home and she recalled that they both laughed 'hysterically' throughout.


There are much, much creepier things than turning a silly idea into a tongue-in-cheek photo shoot where you laugh a lot with your kid.
 
2013-02-14 01:43:34 PM
Why not? It worked for Trayvon.
 
2013-02-14 01:43:41 PM

PrivateCaboose: "In all seriousness, the Higgins family said on Facebook they hope the photo will help raise awareness for adoption of older children."

This is sweet.


^Word
 
2013-02-14 01:44:02 PM
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2013-02-14 01:45:14 PM
The wife and I were doing a hospital tour last night (baby due next month).  In the hallway they had cork boards filled with baby pictures.  Apparently they have people who come around right after the kid is born and try to sell you baby glamor shots.  fark that noise.  Anyhow, it was all I could do to keep from cracking up at some of them.  My favorite was a shot of the hospital from outside, with a disembodied baby's head floating above it in the sky.  It was just laughably bad.
 
2013-02-14 01:45:32 PM
This is awesome/hilarious .....aweslarious
 
2013-02-14 01:45:44 PM
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2013-02-14 01:46:55 PM

thecpt: This is awesome/hilarious .....aweslarious


This kid is a farking comedic genius!
 
2013-02-14 01:47:02 PM
Awww, that's sweet.

/adopted
//oldest kid
///million baby pictures
 
2013-02-14 01:47:27 PM
"And while the photos might look a little cliche, that's exactly what the family was going for....The goal was to have a little fun and mock the typical "newborn poses."

How does a site meant to mock the news consider other people mocking things "weird?"  Furthermore, why is this creepy to people on this site?
 
2013-02-14 01:47:41 PM
Oh no, an adoptive parent is trying things in order to bond with their child. The horror!
 
2013-02-14 01:48:34 PM

PrivateCaboose: Molavian: I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.

I think if he wanted to do it - why not?  They obviously did it with the goal of getting what they wanted, and not caring that it was silly.  IMO, this is parenting done right.


Right?  You get to make some good family memories in the process, too.  That sort of stuff is priceless.
 
2013-02-14 01:49:11 PM

thecpt: This is awesome/hilarious .....aweslarious


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2013-02-14 01:49:47 PM
I love it. Very sweet.
 
2013-02-14 01:53:43 PM
Normal babby photos have their bits hanging out. Just sayin....
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2013-02-14 01:55:05 PM
ftfa it says they did it to poke fun (also known as "satire") and raise awareness

creep factor = zero
 
2013-02-14 01:56:21 PM
Adopted as a baby, parents have lots of pics, but this sounds like the family had a great time. Good for them for adopting older kids and creating some great family memories in a unique way.
 
2013-02-14 01:59:47 PM
I can think of much better ways to mock all the silly newborn photos out there. Maybe dress the kid up in ridiculous costumes and pose him in the fetal position, Anne Geddes style.

The photos from TFA just look like another clichéd attempt at art photography.
 
2013-02-14 02:03:55 PM
I wanted to snark but after RTFA I can't.
 
2013-02-14 02:06:01 PM
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Is being unintentionally sick and twisted an arrestable offense?
 
2013-02-14 02:06:32 PM
This is actually really great.  A lot of kids in foster care get shuffled around so much and really have no one to do things we all take for granted - like take baby photos and then keep them some where safe for the kids.  I have an adopted son and work in a school and always wonder about the small things, like which picture will he use in his Grade 12 yearbook baby photo?  It's all fine if you have an option but don't care if your pic gets put in, but if you don't even have the option, that has to sting.  My son was adopted at 15 months and now lives in a family of photographers so he's all good.
 
2013-02-14 02:09:09 PM
I thought it was a great story when I read it two days ago. Haters gonna hate. In this case the haters should be punched in the genitals until they die.

If you think this is "creepy" or "weird", you are probably one of those ppl that buys dogs for fashion and tries to dump them on Craigslist when the animal realizes there is no love or soul inside your hollow farking tin chest.

You can't understand why an orphan wouldn't wistfully regret having no pictures of their childhood? Maybe if you killed yourself, there would be room in your moms basement for someone who is actually human and worth raising,
 
2013-02-14 02:12:26 PM

CapeFearCadaver: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 185x164]


"Mister.....Wilson?"

"Yeah."

"Just checking."
 
2013-02-14 02:12:56 PM
While on the surface this is creepy, when you realize the story it is actually quite cute. Seems like the 13 yo has a sense of humor too.

Best wishes to him and his sister. It's surprising that at 10 years old they were finally adopted; don't older kids usually never find "forever" parents?
 
2013-02-14 02:13:40 PM
I figured it was only a matter of time before a mod greenlight one of these stories.

I wonder how long before he steals their hubcaps?
 
2013-02-14 02:14:59 PM
My boyfriend was adopted when he was a year and a half old. His older brothers are biological children, so there is a very apparent disparity amongst the photos lining the walls. I wonder if he'd do this for his folks.
 
2013-02-14 02:16:38 PM
As someone that hates crappy, overused ANSI-standard studio portrait shots, I love this.
 
2013-02-14 02:17:32 PM
I'll say this much. Kid's got comedic potential.
 
2013-02-14 02:20:42 PM

neongoats: I thought it was a great story when I read it two days ago. Haters gonna hate. In this case the haters should be punched in the genitals until they die.


Wow... that would take a very long time. Like, death might come not from the actual genital punching, but from dehydration or exposure depending on the circumstances. At some point, you've got a person so weak and close to death that they're unable to move, but still, someone is there, punching them repeatedly in the genitals. You'd have to have a medical professional present to call the time of death, if for no other reason than to let the puncher know when to finally stop punching.
 
2013-02-14 02:21:23 PM

Lollipop165: While on the surface this is creepy, when you realize the story it is actually quite cute. Seems like the 13 yo has a sense of humor too.

Best wishes to him and his sister. It's surprising that at 10 years old they were finally adopted; don't older kids usually never find "forever" parents?


Older girls usually get "adopted" by a pimp. Older boys usually get "adopted" by a gang.

/Sad but true
 
2013-02-14 02:25:07 PM

Molavian: I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.


This.  Over 3 years, and still waiting on the court system.  No baby pictures and hardly any bio family pics (at least i could get the ones that were on FB...) Heck, with the way the system works, I may be adopting a teenager when it is all said and done..

That said, I'm late 30's, have multiple kids, and have never changed a diaper.  So I have that going for me.
 
2013-02-14 02:25:58 PM
I'm going to go with "sweet" and not "creepy."  I might even go as far as mentioning that it got a little dusty in my office while I was reading that story.
 
2013-02-14 02:30:16 PM
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2013-02-14 02:36:09 PM

flux: neongoats: I thought it was a great story when I read it two days ago. Haters gonna hate. In this case the haters should be punched in the genitals until they die.

Wow... that would take a very long time. Like, death might come not from the actual genital punching, but from dehydration or exposure depending on the circumstances. At some point, you've got a person so weak and close to death that they're unable to move, but still, someone is there, punching them repeatedly in the genitals. You'd have to have a medical professional present to call the time of death, if for no other reason than to let the puncher know when to finally stop punching.


I just figure the process could be mechanized with one of those machines that wears in mattresses and shiat. Or one of these: www.colourbox.com
 
2013-02-14 02:37:45 PM

doczoidberg: HotWingConspiracy: How is 13 year old babby formed?


They need to do way instain mother> who kill thier 13 year old babbys. becuse these babby cant frigth back? it was on the news this mroing a mother in ar who had kill her three 13 year old kids. they are taking the three 13 year old babby back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the father who lost his 13 year old children ; i am truley sorry for your lots


Your Internets. It is in the mail.
 
2013-02-14 02:47:18 PM

CapeFearCadaver: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 185x164]


AAAAAAAND we're done.
Somebody get the lights.
 
2013-02-14 03:02:04 PM

WhippingBoy: Older girls usually get "adopted" by a pimp Ted Nugent.


FTFY


I thought it was a sweet story too.
 
2013-02-14 03:02:37 PM

belome: I figured it was only a matter of time before a mod greenlight one of these stories.

I wonder how long before he steals their hubcaps?


I know what he got for Christmas: your bike
 
2013-02-14 03:07:33 PM

flux: neongoats: I thought it was a great story when I read it two days ago. Haters gonna hate. In this case the haters should be punched in the genitals until they die.

Wow... that would take a very long time. Like, death might come not from the actual genital punching, but from dehydration or exposure depending on the circumstances. At some point, you've got a person so weak and close to death that they're unable to move, but still, someone is there, punching them repeatedly in the genitals. You'd have to have a medical professional present to call the time of death, if for no other reason than to let the puncher know when to finally stop punching.


OMFSM....horrifying yet deliciously funny
 
2013-02-14 03:27:15 PM
Well he's going to have a good time in school from now on.
 
2013-02-14 03:30:59 PM
I love my gay black son!
 
2013-02-14 03:41:51 PM

PrivateCaboose: Molavian: I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.

I think if he wanted to do it - why not?  They obviously did it with the goal of getting what they wanted, and not caring that it was silly.  IMO, this is parenting done right.


It probably means MORE than the world to him.  Good for the whole group of them.
 
2013-02-14 03:45:40 PM
Yay! Happy good news about a family having fun and laughing!
What good parents! You gets cookies!

It made me crack up and I wish we could see all the pictures.

Think how much easier it must have been to take those than with an infant.
 
2013-02-14 03:47:02 PM
Heartwarming story. They sound like great parents, and a kid that has a lot of potential.
 
2013-02-14 04:11:32 PM
This is a young man who is completely secure in who he is, has a sense of humor and has lucked into a great adoptive family.

The only losers in this case are the haters.
 
2013-02-14 04:17:49 PM
Aw. Sweet. Needs a great big 13 year old footprint, though. Maybe a bronzed gym sneaker.
 
2013-02-14 05:07:36 PM

namegoeshere: Aw. Sweet. Needs a great big 13 year old footprint, though. Maybe a bronzed gym sneaker.


He'll get too old for this joke eventually.

Like this guy:
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"I'm a good little girl!"
 
2013-02-14 05:40:16 PM
This really is a cute story, and I'd love to see it as part of a campaign to get older kids adopted. The second ad? "Potty training was a breeze with our little Michael. All we had to do was say "It's down the hall, next to your bedroom." He said "Okay, thanks." And that was it! We were done with potty training. Parenting is awesome!"
 
2013-02-14 05:52:26 PM

The Downfall: Well, it was his idea. I don't know if that makes this creepier or just sad.


You've never spent much time with a teen boy, have you? This would pretty much be the most fun thing they ever did. And probably the least disgusting.

/I imagine the new parents are learning a lot of slang terms they really, really didn't want to.
//Good on them for adopting a teen.
 
2013-02-14 06:10:49 PM
The goal was to have a little fun and mock the typical "newborn poses...the Higgins family said on Facebook they hope the photo will help raise awareness for adoption of older children. "

Dawwwwww

Good for him and good for the parents. Sounds like they had some fun together on this.

And they adopted his sister, too!
 
2013-02-14 06:20:27 PM
Done in one
 
2013-02-14 06:27:22 PM
I assumed from the headline that it was the parents' idea and got the willies but after reading TFA I have the warm fuzzies.

You rock, awesome family!
 
2013-02-14 08:59:15 PM

WordyGrrl: This really is a cute story, and I'd love to see it as part of a campaign to get older kids adopted. The second ad? "Potty training was a breeze with our little Michael. All we had to do was say "It's down the hall, next to your bedroom." He said "Okay, thanks." And that was it! We were done with potty training. Parenting is awesome!"


That's a pretty damn good idea.
 
2013-02-14 09:41:40 PM

flux: neongoats: I thought it was a great story when I read it two days ago. Haters gonna hate. In this case the haters should be punched in the genitals until they die.

Wow... that would take a very long time. Like, death might come not from the actual genital punching, but from dehydration or exposure depending on the circumstances. At some point, you've got a person so weak and close to death that they're unable to move, but still, someone is there, punching them repeatedly in the genitals. You'd have to have a medical professional present to call the time of death, if for no other reason than to let the puncher know when to finally stop punching.


favorited

when i read the headline, i had assumed the parents were freaks, and making the kid do this against their will. Glad I was wrong.

Also, the one pic of the kid with his head in his hands reminds me of that pic of the football player holding the football with his feet, while he smiles
 
2013-02-14 10:44:04 PM

davidphogan: WordyGrrl: This really is a cute story, and I'd love to see it as part of a campaign to get older kids adopted. The second ad? "Potty training was a breeze with our little Michael. All we had to do was say "It's down the hall, next to your bedroom." He said "Okay, thanks." And that was it! We were done with potty training. Parenting is awesome!"

That's a pretty damn good idea.


Thanks! Here's another: Mom's chasing a wild toddler boy around the house  Dad turns and says "Congratulations. Looks like you're the NORMAL son in this family." Kid (who is older and perhaps a different race from the parents) nods and says "Thanks, Dad. I mean that."

Eh, I got plenty more. Somebody get me a meeting with the Ad Council?
 
2013-02-15 12:45:57 AM
Hahaha!! Very cool.

Nice kid :D
 
2013-02-15 08:02:47 AM

PrivateCaboose: "In all seriousness, the Higgins family said on Facebook they hope the photo will help raise awareness for adoption of older children."



The four stupidest words in the English language
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2013-02-15 09:31:19 AM

neongoats: flux: neongoats: I thought it was a great story when I read it two days ago. Haters gonna hate. In this case the haters should be punched in the genitals until they die.

Wow... that would take a very long time. Like, death might come not from the actual genital punching, but from dehydration or exposure depending on the circumstances. At some point, you've got a person so weak and close to death that they're unable to move, but still, someone is there, punching them repeatedly in the genitals. You'd have to have a medical professional present to call the time of death, if for no other reason than to let the puncher know when to finally stop punching.

I just figure the process could be mechanized with one of those machines that wears in mattresses and shiat. Or one of these: [www.colourbox.com image 480x339]


Have you seen the Mythbusters 'knock your socks off' episode?  They have an uppercut machine that would do it in one or two hits.  (cant' find a better image, not even sure if that's it).
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