Thursday, March 5, 2009

pretty baby!


arguablly the goofiest looking kid I have ever seen.
Does anyone know the real urban legand behind putting a ring on a baby's finger?
The best explanation I have ever heard was that it is a purity ring.
Ha!

7 comments:

dietrich509 said...

I am not sure, but I think the tradition of baby rings goes back to medeival times. A metal ring was seen as a protection from evil spirits particularly in Celtic or Scottish traditions. This translated into Presbyterians and Irish-Catholics predominantly following this tradition in modern times.

dietrich509 said...

As I continue to ponder the baby ring concept: In Celtic tradition, fairies could not stand the touch of metal and there was a belief that fairies would try to steal children. This is not unlike a modern fear that gays will adopt children.

Jenny said...

I have no idea who "dietrich509" is, but I always laugh my ass of at the comments!

Mrs4444 said...

Looks like a guy with a sense of humor! :)

dietrich509 said...

Hey, let's just remember this entry is all about Kevin and how dorky he is (and this picture shows always has been) and not about my twisted brain.

The Microblogologist said...

Closest I have to me with a ring in a baby pic is the one of my eating cheerios, lol!

Jenny said...

Kevin - Why don't you post more on your blog? I find it hard to find time sometimes, but I look at it as, this is the kid's baby book now. I'm not a "put a picture into a book" type of person, but this is helping. I've even read back to some of my posts from a year ago, and don't remember that happening. I'm glad I posted it! Keep posting - your writing is good!