I noticed a baby in the grocery store today. It was not on sale. (Didn’t your parents ever joke that they bought you at KMart?) No, the baby, I think a boy, was with a female caregiver. Probably his mom, but who can say for sure? It could have been an aunt, a sister, a grandmother, a nanny, or someone else.

What struck me about this baby was the way he was playing with his toes. He was wiggling them, touching them, and touching them to his bottle. And I realized that one of the great things about being a baby must be the ability to touch your toes with incredible ease. As one gets older, one gets further away from one’s toes and in some ways that’s a shame. I can still touch my toes without bending my knees, but I know a lot of people my age and not much older who can’t. I suppose it doesn’t have much practical benefit, but it’s one of those little things about life.

Picture courtesy of Madeline’s Blog,



  1. #1 by Exquisite on September 4, 2008 - 8:14 am

    we have to grow
    way of life
    we have to mature, or at least pretend to be one 😀

  2. #2 by Redwan Ahmed on September 4, 2008 - 6:00 pm

    I would like you to be a blogger in, to do that you have to go to and sign up and make a new blog and add my email address by pressing user in the dashboard…i will explain everything bro. When you made your new blog. you have to go to and there is the username and password box enter it and press login. A dashboard will appear. to write posts press write then it will come automatically. understand bro. When you make a new blog you have to make yourself a username and password and put your email and etc. is that okay. i hope to see your posts in thank you.

  3. #3 by Redwan Ahmed on September 4, 2008 - 6:01 pm

    What’s your real name

  4. #4 by Redwan Ahmed on September 4, 2008 - 6:03 pm

    you know in wordpress change your name by going to users then Your profile then scroll down and you see your first name and second name and nickname change it to your real name

  5. #5 by Roop Rai on September 8, 2008 - 8:27 pm

    heyyy that’s a very interesting thought that’ll stay with me!! thanks for that!!! 🙂

  6. #6 by [[[ x Smiley x ]]] on September 24, 2008 - 6:10 am

    such an interesting thought! but i guess we have to grow like Exquisite said ^
    the only thing i notice when i see a baby is how cute the precious lil thing is!
    gosh, that baby in that picture is sooo cuuuuuuute! 😀

  7. #7 by American Muslima Writer on September 29, 2008 - 12:41 am

    Baby toes ARE amazing and I honestly never thought about the fact that toes are no longer easily attainable, I have noticed as one gets older they aren’t so cute to kiss and nibble on…though there are those that still do……. but generally while i kiss and nibble my baby’s feet I rarily do so for my 4 year old…hmm weird wonders are always there to be noted and commeneted upon and this is a good one you have thought about.

  8. #8 by rizwaan on October 8, 2008 - 10:51 pm


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