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Old 01-18-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Really? Where do these stupid questions/posts come from? Do you just sit around trying to come up with the most inane question you can think of?
Not at all. I was just on my Facebok page and looking at the status updates of my friends there and felt like I should say *something*, but was at a loss. I have gotten many good ideas from this thread. The objective being to CONGRATULATE the mother on the event without making specific comments that the kid is less than gorgeous.

Many thanks to all who replied.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:34 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Congratulations on the new addition to the family, I hope he brings you lots of joy.
^ This.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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A simple congrats should be enough. If they want you to comment on the baby's looks then lie.

I don't think newborn babies are cute either. To me they start looking cute around 2-3 months.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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What's wrong with "Congrats on your little bundle of joy!" ?
The OP sounds like a Seinfeld episode.
Either of the above responses are perfect.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Do you HAVE to be completely honest at all times? All babies are beautiful, even the ugly ones. I don't care if the thing looks like an iguana, it still deserves to be cooed over.
Not.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Exactly! There's no need for anything else.
Right. Aww, look at the baby!

You know, some parents want to hear their kids are adorable.

I'm friends with a woman at work. She doesn't care for me, because I won't tell her the baby is cute.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Oh my gosh, he's so teeny tiny!
LOL, you and Bob are in for some fun.
Aww, look at his funny little face.
That is just the cutest little monkey outfit.
Look at those little toes!
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: My Private Island
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A Facebook friend (and casual real-life acquaintance) of mine recently had a baby. Of course, her FB page is now littered with endless photos of her new little flesh-loaf and I am sorry to say, the child is NOT attractive.

Mind you, the kid isn't UGLY per se, but it looks like it just "isn't right" if you get my meaning.

Whenever the photos are posted there are tons of "oogie boogie" comments about how precious and beautiful the kid is. I feel compelled to say SOMETHING, but what? I can't very well put what I am thinking into words. Yet, I am the ONLY FB friend who has not made any comment about the kid since she brought it home more than three weeks ago.

Any ideas?

20yrsinBranson

Say the same thing you do when an ugly adult posts their picture on FB! What's that....you don't say anything....yeah, go with that.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Surely you can think of some nice words all on your own! If not, then I feel sorry for you.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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To quote the epic film Bambi,

"If you can't say anything nice... don't say nothin' at all."
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