February 3, 2007
In our baby pictures, Mom often has a lit cigarette in one hand and a baby bottle in the other. A cocktail waits icily for feeding time at the zoo to be over. I can imagine the dismay of 21st century parents gazing at these retro horrors: the crimes of not breast-feeding; of smoking and drinking, compounded by indulging these vices around the baby. In those days, babies were not the object of worship they are now, and I donít think we were any the worse for it. Certainly we were less spoiled and competitive, and we were not trophies.