Parenting: it looks awfully beautiful, but you never know when you'll get peed on

January 17 |

A few weeks ago I was moseying around on Pinterest when I came upon this photo of a dad with his newborn:

That shot kicked off a mini-Pinterest spree for me, and I ended up creating one of my favorite Offbeat Mama boards: Images of a Parent. The board has all kind of parent-related photos: snaps of people's dads or moms, parents with their newborns, and even Jim Henson and Kermit. I wanted to share a few of them with you, and ask this: what does your parenthood look like?

Happy dad + happy kid = awesome combo. I especially love the kid's towel!

OHHHH look at that HEAD OF HAIR! (Also: why can't I resist saying that every time I see an infant with hair on its head?)

Source: Uploaded by user via Karis on Pinterest

This is dreamy… there's nothing like a TRULY vintage photo, especially one filled with so much love.

It's ok if you LOL about this for days. I totally did.

Hi, Very Joyful Mother! This one had me smiling like crazy:

Of course! Of course this is on the list:

Hey, everyone: I'd like you to meet my new inspiration for my son's wardrobe!

I love the two experiences here: the dad is like "Oh, my baby, I love you!" and the baby is like, "Dude, your beard… it's kinda itchy."

More vintage mom-and-child love! Because adults are children, too, guys.

You can see more on the Pinterest board. Adding photos to this board is one of my new favorite late-night activities, so who knows what you'll see!

  1. Loooove this. (The dad with dreads makes me miss the DILF feature on offbeatmama, haha)

    • Tell me about it! He looks a little like Tim Minchin sans makeup and that…works for me.

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      • Thats who it is!! I couldn't figure out who he reminded me of, thought it was one of bf's mates, so thanks, that was feeling like it was gonna annoy me for a while

  2. Hey! My pin of Rosie with a baby! yay!

    I love these photos. The first ones took my breath away!

  3. LOL! I just showed the beard one to my fiance, as he rockes a sweet beard. Someday, that will be him!

  4. Haha, my son pulls away from beard kisses, too.

    Seriously though, is that a picture of my grandma? Because I swear she had that same exact chair in front of those curtains, and the same grey bouffant wig. Only she was rocking a Virginia Slims in one hand, and a class of Jim on the rocks in the other. She was a classy lady.

  5. please tell me I'm not the only one who shed a tear at that Kermit picture.

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  6. Omg the Kermit picture :-( *cries a little* :-(

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