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Did You Jump on the "BLOB" Bandwagon?

Did You Jump on the "BLOB" Bandwagon?

Angelina did it. Gwen did it. And, now Giada has gone and done it. Did you? The famous mamas all referred to their bouncing bundles of joy as well, blobs. There's no doubt these ladies love their lil ones, but what's your take on using the term "blob" to describe a baby?
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EuroLaura EuroLaura 7 years
As much as I dislike Angelina and her weird life, I think this "blob" business was just blown out of proportion. So if someone refers to their kid as a "cute little thing", should we point out that kids are peopole and not things? Please!
ligaya ligaya 7 years
Parents have the right to call their kids anything they want & others may not understand but it's not for us to judge, even if we wouldn't do the same thing ourselves (and why are we wasting our time over this anyway, as if we can & should influence what others do?) My husband affectionately called our son Pumpkinhead because his head was as big and round as a pumpkin. I agree, I wouldn't call these women's kids blobs unless they'd given me permission - because they say it with love & affection. I'm an outsider & a stranger and they don't know what I mean. It's like how disabled people joke & refer to themselves as "gimps," but it's totally unacceptable for non-disabled people to call the disabled "gimps." BTW, did I miss something? Is there a law or regulation about what parents can call their kids?
ligaya ligaya 7 years
Parents have the right to call their kids anything they want & others may not understand but it's not for us to judge, even if we wouldn't do the same thing ourselves (and why are we wasting our time over this anyway, as if we can & should influence what others do?) My husband affectionately called our son Pumpkinhead because his head was as big and round as a pumpkin. I agree, I wouldn't call these women's kids blobs unless they'd given me permission - because they say it with love & affection. I'm an outsider & a stranger and they don't know what I mean. It's like how disabled people joke & refer to themselves as "gimps," but it's totally unacceptable for non-disabled people to call the disabled "gimps." BTW, did I miss something? Is there a law or regulation about what parents can call their kids?
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 7 years
I don't have a child but let's just put it this way, I won't dare to call somebody else's kid a "blob"
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 7 years
I don't have a child but let's just put it this way, I won't dare to call somebody else's kid a "blob"
luv2blazy luv2blazy 7 years
I don't hate the term, but I would never use it either. Talk about getting a complex when you get older. "Ya, your dad and I used to call you a blob" Gee, thanks mom.
Isista Isista 7 years
I wouldn't call my babies "blobs" but it's a cute term and it shouldn't matter what someone calls their own baby.
LOVE-ANGELINA LOVE-ANGELINA 7 years
It was no big deal. Angelina never used the word blob either, like Kayta pointed out. I think its sick the media tried to make it like Angelina didn't love her daughter. Its not like these woman look at their kids and say "Hey, Blob be good while I am way." You know its just sick what the media suggests and does sometimes. I see no problem with it.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
im not totally offended but i don't like it and actually had never heard of 'it' until now~~~ it doesn't sound nice though ******cant wait for angie's twins!!!**************
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
im not totally offended but i don't like it and actually had never heard of 'it' until now~~~ it doesn't sound nice though******cant wait for angie's twins!!!**************
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I agree -- people can refer to their children any way they want to. It's their offspring, after all.I don't have children, but if I did, I wouldn't refer to my baby as a blob. I would refer to my baby as "my daughter" or "my son." It's accurate and dignified. When it comes to my child, that would be MY standard.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I agree -- people can refer to their children any way they want to. It's their offspring, after all. I don't have children, but if I did, I wouldn't refer to my baby as a blob. I would refer to my baby as "my daughter" or "my son." It's accurate and dignified. When it comes to my child, that would be MY standard.
radmama27 radmama27 7 years
Not feeling it..
radmama27 radmama27 7 years
Not feeling it..
Zero_Cool Zero_Cool 7 years
lol, I think it's funny. I think I would only say blob in reference to my baby if I were still pregnant, but I love nicknames. After my kid was born, I'd just make up a new nickname for them. I don't see what the big deal is.
katedavis katedavis 7 years
I've never even heard of this! :)
KerryG KerryG 7 years
I don't find it particularly offensive, but it never occurred to me to call my own daughter that. Even as a newborn she was pretty alert (in the few hours a day she was awake) and by the time she was 6 weeks old, her personality was definitely coming through loud and clear!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
I don't know, that term bothered me at first but it doesn't really anymore. They are talking about their children when they were newborns, which seems appropriate since all newborn babies do is eat, sleep, poop, and cry.
Katya1967 Katya1967 7 years
Angelina did not say "Blob" but agreed with the interviewer when it was suggested. My grandsons are 10 weeks old and they are such BLOBS I just have to keep reminding myself that in a matter of days they will start having more personality.
alcook87 alcook87 7 years
newborn babies are blobs, its a cute term for them, they are cubby, cute little blobs, but as they get older you can see the personality developing and growing, i have no clue why people get so upset. these people arent saying they dont love their children. yeesh!
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 7 years
Well, babies are kind of like blobs at first, they just don't do much. My dad has admitted that he didn't really like having kids the first few months...it wasn't until later when we started to show our personalities that he loved being a dad. I know there are tons of people who would find something like that terrible, but it makes sense to me. I guess babies and parenthood aren't like Johnson & Johnson commercials all the time and we hate to have the myth shattered by someone comparing their baby to a blob.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I dont find it offensive but I also find it odd to call your own child a blob. But I don't have any children so I shouldn't really comment.
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
I can't believe so many people find it offensive. I mean really, I should be allowed to call MY children whatever I please. It's true that it takes some time for babies to grow and for their personalities to start to show through. So what if they're sort of Blob-y? It's not like anyone said it in a BAD way. They all love their kids.
lawchick lawchick 7 years
these women were all referring to their own babies, right? I can't see how that would be offensive. Maybe if one of them was talking about someone else's baby and called it a blob, that would be different (?).
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 7 years
i dont see them as blobs thats just stupid
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