Growing up I always wondered if anyone besides my mom… and my grandmother thought I was cute. They were always saying how cute my cousins were. I never thought my cousins were cute, boys or girls, so I didn’t know what they were judging cuteness on I suppose. Whether it was play time, pool time or bath time, or getting ready for a social gathering, the word always came up.
It was confusing since it wasn’t used on a regular basis. I did wonder if other boys and girls were thinking the same thing. How is cute measured? For that matter how is handsome, or beautiful measured?
It has to do with a person’s perception of another person. For instance I think jewelry punched into your skin makes someone look horrible, and I feel the same about tattoos… yes Aaron Carter and Justin Bieber I am looking right at you, two perfect examples of what I thought was cute, ripped apart by an ice pick and crayons. I could name hundreds more but that got your attention. Whether you agree with me or not is not the point, it is your perception of what cute is, not mine.
So I came up with this little picture and want to know what you think!