Like most mothers, when I saw the photos of Suri Cruise, I had one immediate thought: “Eh, cute kid, but my baby was far, far cuter.”
And I have evidence:
Here’s Kate at the same age Suri is now. Note her superior cuteness in every way. And the photo wasn’t taken by a world-famous photographer, but by me.
A bonus, to underline her staggering cuteosity:
When I used to walk both her and the dog at the same time, sometimes we would literally stop traffic. I had to fend off Hollywood agents waving million-dollar contracts promising to make her the next Welch’s grape juice child. (“As if,” I’d tell them. “Call me when you have Scorsese ready to deal.”)
You know what gets me? All this talk about her hair. As you can see, Kate was born with a ton of hair. That was the first thing anyone said about her: The nurse peered up my ya-ya and said, “Wow. That’s a lot of hair. (pause) On the baby.” Well, that was nice to know. And it was. Hair on a baby makes for extra cuteness. Welcome to the world, Suri. We’re not sure about your parents and the world is crazy, but hey, you’ll always have those photos.
(Thanks to J.C. for digging these up using his mad metadata skillz. My only digital copy of these photos was on a damn floppy.)