40+ Raw Pics Of Mothers Helping Daughters Give Birth

For an expectant mom in labor, one of the most supportive forces in the delivery room is often her own mother.

The pictures come from the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and they document every step of the process including labor, delivery and postpartum. Be warned that some of the pictures might be considered by certain people to be a little NSFW. One thing that we can hopefully all agree on however is that these beautiful pictures truly express what it means to be a mother.

Here are 43 gorgeous birth images that capture these incredible labor, delivery and postpartum moments along with captions from the photographers.

5 Truths Of Dating Someone Younger That Are Way Too Real

Dating someone younger than you can be a fun, humorous experience, but like all relationships that aren’t deemed ‘typical’ by society, it can also mean tons of annoying and intrusive questions. Romanian-Canadian artist Cassandra Calin knows this all too well, and she’s got a new comic series to which anyone who has a few years on their partner will undoubtedly relate.

It’s often said that age is just a number, so as long as the lower number in your pairing is legal, go forth with courage. “I hear from lots of people looking for love, unsuccessfully, that they’ve got a restrictive list of ‘filters,’ including age,” relationship expert April Masini told Fox News. “When you open your age range filter by including younger people among your possibilities, you’ve got a whole new group of folks to date.” Just look at how many celebrity couples have age gaps – Beyonce and Jay-Z at 12 years, George and Amal Clooney at 17 years, Jennifer Lopez and… Wait, who is she dating now?

The heart of the matter is that other people don’t have to accept your relationship, and that your happiness with the person you choose is more important.

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7 Things Only Men in Love Do: If He Does # 4, Marry Him!

Understanding people and relationships can be quite a challenge sometimes. It might seem from the outside that everything is perfectly fine, but you never know what really goes on behind closed doors.

The situation can of course be the other way around – a couple, who is fighting all the time may actually use this as a foreplay and get along very well. It is normal, that reading other’s relationships is very difficult, but sometimes understanding your own one can be even more impossible.

So how to really know, if the man you are with is truly in love with you? Well, you must watch and listen closely, because there are seven signs, that show if he is really in love and wants a future with you.


If he is serious about the relationship, he wants to get to know your close ones as well. It is a dangerous sign, if he tries to avoid meeting the parents at all times. Of course this step should not be rushed, but when you have been together for a while, it is only normal to meet the family.

Showing interest in family means that he wants to spend his future with you, because otherwise it would not be reasonable to invest time and energy to getting to know them.


This small sign also means, that he cares what you think of him. He wants to look good and attractive to you. When he does not care at all what you think, it might mean that he does not care about the relationship as well. But let him ask for your advice first, do not rush to choosing his outfits for him nor telling him what he has to wear.

This is a huge turn off for men.


This means like running errands and doing boring but necessary things together. When he is serious about you, he wants to spend as much time as possible with you and does not mind doing not exciting things as well.

It is a bad sign, if he only has time for you on Friday nights or Saturday afternoons for fun dates and parties, because you want someone, who you can count on and who stands by your side through boring things as well.


Why would he do that, if he wasn’t really-really in love with you? He shows his affection with making things easier and better for you. It can be fixing the sink, a broken table or helping with the cleaning around the house.

All those small things show that he is in it for the long run.


This shows commitment and love as well. He wants to impress you and make you feel special. Of course it is always easier to just order food or go out to eat, but then there is no secret ingredient (called love) in the food. So appreciate his effort, even when the food is not the best – at least he tries. And next time you can cook together and make a fun date out of it.


When he takes you to a spontaneous weekend trip or a Saturday night date, it means he truly loves you and wants to show it to you as well. His mission is to make you happy and this makes him happy as well. He makes these efforts to create meaningful memories together and make the relationship even stronger.


One thing is hearing someone speak, the other things is to listen. When he truly cares about you, he listens carefully. He wants to know all the little details and thoughts you have in your head. He gives you his full attention, because you are the girl of his dreams. Do not take this for granted and engage in his stories as well.

This way you create a safe and loving environment, where you can have passionate conversations and both want to share your ideas and thoughts with each other.

These seven signs help you to identify, if your man is being serious about you or if he just wants to have fun. Of course every person has its own way of showing love and affection and it is important to notice these signs and understand their meaning. Keep in mind to show your love as well, because otherwise he might feel that you are not really into him.

The most important thing in the relationship is honest communication.

One Woman’s Intensely Intimate Photos of Motherhood

“She’s the flesh of my flesh,” says New York City-based photographer Anna Ogier-Bloomer of her daughter Violet, whose first two and a half years she’s feverishly chronicled between breast-feedings, catnaps, and sleepy revelations.

Letdown is her tribute to the original aches and pangs of motherhood. The physiological “letdown,” the release of milk triggered by the suckling of a child, becomes the central allegory the ineffable undertow of feeling that runs between a newborn and the woman who has borne her.

Ogier-Bloomer admits that she was unprepared for the all-consuming appetite of a child. She was overtaken, she says, by “incredible exhaustion,” such that her own anatomy seemed to loosen and detach from her psychological being. “I was blown away by how much my body became this other entity, not my own anymore,” confesses the artist, but despite the desperation and debilitation of the first few weeks, she had no choice but to make pictures.

“I hardly wanted to pick up the camera,” elaborates the photographer, and yet, the instants she witnessed and encountered with Violet could not go unrecorded. She felt a visceral and invisible cord tying her to her child, and separation was hard to bear. She yearned for Violet when they were apart.

Culturally, suggests Ogier-Bloomer, the erotic and sustaining functions of breasts are alienated from one another: “I had a friend who said how strange it is that when you give birth your breasts aren’t sexual anymore, but that’s not accurate. Those two things aren’t mutually exclusive.” As much as Letdown is about this mother and this child, it’s also about womanhood in a more universal sense; there’s a through-line forever binding her mother to herself and to her daughter.

The bond between herself and her baby has been almost frightening in its intensity; “The deep pain I feel when my daughter is hurt or sad is something that doesn’t disappear,” discloses the artist, “I would throw myself in front of a train for her.”

When asked about whether or not she’ll show these pictures to Violet when she gets older, the artist expresses a hope that the images can be “part of [her daughter’s] feminist education.” The phrase she used—“flesh of my flesh”—was initially used in the book of Genesis to describe Eve’s dependance on Adam, but Letdown reconfigures that same fierce reliance and faith to apply only to two women, one small and one grown.

Bride Confused When He Hands Her Rubber Duck, But What Comes Through Door Next Leaves Her In Tears

After months of careful planning and preparation, a surprise is usually the

last thing a bride wants on her wedding day. But when Stephen and Keriann Watt got married, a big surprise turned out to be one of the best parts of the night!

The just-married couple was seated at the head table when Stephen got up to give a toast. He handed Keriann a wrapped package and told her it was a wedding present.

The excited bride eagerly opened the package, but when she found a squeaky rubber duck inside she was confused.

“A duck?” Keriann asked her new husband. “Seriously?”

Then Stephen told her to point the duck at the door. Playing along, Keriann laughed as she did what he said, but what happened next had her crying tears of joy.

Into the room walked a man holding a tiny pug puppy in his arms. Stephen told Keriann the puppy was theirs!

Anyone who knows Keriann knows that a pug was the absolute perfect present for her to receive on what was already the happiest day of her life. The bride has wanted a pug of her own for years!

“My obsession with pugs started easily 10 years ago,” she said. “Due to my love for pugs, over the years, friends have indulged me with pictures, cushions, soft toys, salt shakers, etc, and when people came to our home they couldn’t believe that we didn’t have a real one.”

“I can’t quite believe that I have my own real one now and no longer have to stalk poor pug walkers in the parks,” she joked.

It turned out Stephen had been planning this incredible surprise for five months! Only he, his best man, his usher, and the videographer knew about it.

“To give Keri her perfect wedding day meant that there had to be a pug,” Stephen said. “There was no way I could let that pass.”

Keriann’s tears of joy as she cuddled and kissed the tiny puppy were proof enough that Stephen had made the right call! And in case he had any doubts about the surprise, there was one thing about the little puppy that let him know without a shadow of a doubt that he had made the right decision – she has a tiny heart-shaped spot on the top of her head!

“[I] could not have chosen a better pug to bring into our lives,” Stephen said.

“It was wonderful to be able to capture her reaction,” said videographer and friend John Paul Lusk, who has known Stephen since high school. When he heard Stephen’s plan, he knew it was the perfect way to surprise Keriann on their wedding day.

As for Keriann, she said it took a little while for it to really sink in that the tiny puppy was hers.

“I thought it was some sort of joke,” she recalled. “When I saw the pug, I couldn’t quite believe it. I was overcome with emotion and a little overwhelmed.”

The puppy will go back to the breeder’s while the couple honeymoons in New York. As soon as they return to Scotland, they will pick up their new little fur baby and take her home.

While we’re sure the Watts are having a great time on their trip, Keriann is sure to be itching to get home to see her new puppy!

Stephen joked with wedding guests that they might not be seeing the couple for quite some time now that they have become a family of three.

“When we come back from honeymoon, this is our life,” he laughed, pointing to Keriann and the puppy. “So, bye!”
The couple says they have picked out a name for their “new little addition,” but they want to make sure it fits her before they share it with the world.

One thing is for sure, though – this is going to be one well-loved and spoiled little dog!

Said Keriann of the wedding day surprise: “It was the best day ever and that just topped it all of course.”

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7 Signs He Definitely Wants To Be With You

Dating can be fun, but these days dating a guy for a while doesn’t always mean you’re going to end up in a serious relationship. So you’ve been seeing him quite often, and you two have chemistry and it’s fun and easy, but does he want to be with you for real or is this just a casual thing? It’s tricky, but there are some signs that can help you determine whether he definitely wants to be with you.

1. He’s happy to be associated with you

You know he’s serious when he introduces you to his friends. Men who fail to introduce you to friends you randomly bump into on the street are usually emotionally unavailable and have no intention of being in a serious relationship. However, if your partner always makes sure people know you’re his girlfriend and is proud of it, you know he’s really into you.

2. He plans actual dates

Call me old fashioned but I miss the times when dating actually meant going on actual dates and not just hanging out. These days it’s all about casual hangouts, Netflix and chill. However, if your man starts planning actual dates, taking you to nice restaurants, art galleries, movies, or perhaps even ice-skating, you know he’s put thought into this, therefore he’s serious about you.

3. He’s a bit jealous

We’re not talking a raving lunatic crazy with jealousy who makes a scene every time you even look at another guy or interact with your male friends, no that would be a huge red flag. But a healthy amount of jealousy is normal and a good indication that your man wants to be exclusive with you.

4. He takes an interest in your hobbies.

If he tags along shopping with you, or suggests working out together, or hanging out with your friends, you know he’s taken a serious interests in you. He’s trying to spend time with you doing something you like.

5. He likes surprising you

Has your man surprised you with a little treat for no reason? Perhaps he got you your favorite chocolates, or some flowers, or maybe he made a playlist for you and it’s not your birthday or a holiday? You can be sure he definitely wants to be with you.

6. He shows you his emotional side

No matter how much they try to hide it, men are just as emotional as women. They just show it in different ways or, a lot of the times, they suppress their emotions because that’s what is socially expected of them. But if a guy opens up to you, and lets you see him when he’s vulnerable then you know he’s serious about your relationship.

7. He plans for the future

By “planning for the future” we don’t mean he’s looking for a house with a white picket fence. But planning a holiday in the future or inviting you over for Christmas suggests that he thinks you’ll still be together in the future. That’s a good sign, he’s definitely head over heels with you.

Wearing High-Heels Is Almost Always Painful. These Tips Will Help You Prevent and Get Rid of That Nasty Pain

Only a woman can understand how hard and paiful it can be to wear high-heels.

I bet men even can not imagine what it takes to have these chains on your feed during the day.

Still, it is not a reason to refuse from wearing shoes that make us higher, fitter and more elegant.

Instead, here are a few ideas how to make your life a bit easier.

1. It is anatomically proved that the higher a girl is, the higher high-heels she can wear. So, if you are of medium height, try to opt for shoes on a platform or a wedge. Also, before buying, make sure to go around the store to see if the shoes are comfortable for you.

2. Strengthen calf muscles and the arch of the foot. To do this, it is a good idea to clench and unclench your toes, walk on your toes and heels, roll a rubber ball, walk barefoot on sand, grass, wooden floor.

3. To relieve the pain you can take off your shoes and lie down for a few minutes on a bed. Try to relax your leg muscles. Then, take a shower. At the end, you can direct a stream of hot/cold water on both feet. Rub in a mentol oinntment.

Now you are ready to conquer the world!

These Easy Yoga Asanas Will Help You Get A Curvy Booty Like Kim Kardashian!

Is exercising a boring thing for you? Does the thought of exercise make your face go meh!? Then, this article is for you.

Here we have listed some of the fun exercises that you can make use of to lose weight, without having to cringe anymore.

We all wish to fit into the skinniest of jeans ever, but having to go through that grueling workout session, protein drinks torture, etc., make us want to escape from all this.

fun activities to lose weight fast

Well, you can still escape from all this because there are some fun activities that you can take up to pep up your workout session.

Continue reading to find out about some of the best fun activities to lose weight fast.


1. Schedule Your Sessions With A Friend:

You wouldn’t give up on your 6 AM run if you know that there is someone waiting for you at the park. Hence, this is also a great idea to set up your morning workout dates.


2. Add Motivational Messages To The Alarm:

Give a motivational label to your phone. This might help you and give you enough motivation to start your workout.


3. Set Out Your Workout Gear:

If you wake up and see your workout clothes laid out in front of you, then it is less likely for you to skip out on your day’s workout.


4. Compete With Your Friends:

You can actually invite your friends over for a fitness dual. You can track your fitness level and compare those with your friends; and this can make you even more motivated to reach that extra mile in terms of workout. This is one of the top fun activities to lose weight fast.


5. Go Exploring:

Wear sneakers and go exploring in your own city. Check out historic walking tours in your areas as well as park with cool views. This helps in burning a good number of calories as well as see the exciting places around.


6. Have A Cleaning Party:

Cleaning a house or car can give you a full body workout. Moping the floor can help you burn 43 calories in 15 minutes. You can make scrubbing and sweeping more fun by doing it along with your buddy. This can be the best fun exercise to do at home.


7. Volunteer:

Volunteering at a dog shelter or helping with a park or beach cleaning up will help you with not only fat burning but also in meeting new people.


8. Play In The Park:

Instead of hitting the pub and grabbing drinks, you can head to the park or beach with a frisbee or football. It is always considered better to be away from cocktail.


9. Having Sex:

Having sex is not only fun, but also helps you burn calories! As per a study, it was found that women burn 69 calories during an average sex session, while men burn off almost 100 calories.


10. Take A Pre-Dinner Stroll:

Take your headphones and go for a quick walk before you sit for dinner. This will help you burn calories and also help digest the food better.


11. Play With Your Kids:

Lace up your shoes and go along with your kids to play with them. Simply running along with them and playing with them helps in burning off calories big time. This is also one of the best fun exercise for weight loss.


12. Go Dancing:

Why not hit on a dance club, when you’re in the mood for some dance? You can try your hands on hip hop, trance and what not! Just go easy on the cocktails part and ensure to burn more than what you take in.

17 Daringly Honest Comics About How It’s Not So Simple to Live With Your Parents

We adore the comics of Brian Gordon. He’s not only a talented artist but also a dad, so he knows his subject matter very well. His great sense of humor allows him to see something funny and sweet in what others would normally find irritating.

With the author’s permission, Crative Idea 365 publishes some fresh comics about the adventures of Brian’s father duck.

Preview photo credit Brian Gordon

These Twin Sisters Were Ashamed Of Their Incredible Hair, But Now They Became Famous For It

Meet identical twins Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder – the girls that make heads turn when they walk the streets.

A while ago, the girls hated their hair: “I was beginning to actually hate my hair and seeing it as a huge obstacle,” Cipriana said. But as time passed, they decided to stop straightening it, and start embracing it. Which eventually led the girls to be recognized as the queens of natural hair, bringing Instagram envy all around the world.

But the sisters aren’t just pretty faces… Along with their friend Nikisha Brunson, they’re also the girls behind the natural hair blog “Urban Bush Babes”. “I think it came to a point where it was derogatory toward people who wore their hair natural, and there was a certain stigma around people who wore their hair natural or in an afro,” TK Wonder said. “It was about breaking down stereotypes and derogatory perceptions that people had about natural hair.” Now, whatever the girls do, they do it with ambition, confidence, passion, and, of course, great hair.

Mother’s extreme weight loss leads to the dissolution of her marriage

The Daily Mail reports the story of Angela Crickmore, who lost more than just fat in her extreme weight loss, and gained a whole lot more than a new body (see pictures below).

Weighing 182 pounds at her heaviest, the 5’1″ Crickmore battled fatigue and found it difficult to walk long distances, according to the February 2016 Daily Mail article.

A mother of one and happily married, the property manager spent her evenings after work cooking and sitting in front of the TV. A slim teenager, Crickmore gained weight in her 20s after moving from her native Brazil to London, marrying and adopting a sedentary lifestyle, she explains on her website.

“I felt beautiful. My husband thought I was beautiful. But the outside pressure from friends and family made me very self-conscious,” Crickmore told the Daily Mail.

After hearing the story of a friend who successfully lost weight, Crickmore was determined to shed the pounds.

She began by dieting. Crickmore ate healthy, small meals every three hours. After losing a few pounds, she gained enough confidence to put on her gym shoes and go to the park.

“I wanted to jog,” Crickmore told the Daily Mail. “But because I was so fat I had to walk first. I walked every day, rain or shine, for an hour, and then jog as I became lighter.”

Eight months later, Crickmore saw significant changes in her body and finally felt ready to head to the gym.

During this time, Crickmore’s lifestyle began to deviate from that of her husband and son.

“My husband and son Luy didn’t want to share my new eating habits, food or even join the walks,” Crickmore told the Daily Mail.

Mother and wife, Crickmore stopped cooking for her family in a “self-protection mechanism” to continue on her path to healthiness.

Crickmore didn’t just look different. She felt different.

“I wanted to hike, camp, travel, meet people. I became so active that I even stopped watching TV,” she told the Daily Mail.

Eventually, her lifestyle and goals became so different from that of her husband’s, the couple decided to divorce after nine years of marriage. She is now happier than ever, having turned her own weight loss success into a career to help other people achieve their own weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals. Crickmore has graduated with a degree in sports nutrition and works as a fitness coach. She’s even become an ambassador for MyProtein.

“I want to help people,” she told the Daily Mail. “It makes me feel good.”

Be inspired to make your own healthy lifestyle changes, by following Crickmore on Instagram.


Mom Trolls Her Daughter With A Great Birthday Cake

For her daughter’s 18th birthday this mom wanted to recreate a special moment from her life, so she had a very important photo turned into a cake that the daughter will never forget.




Mom leaves home for 2 weeks – when she sees what her hubby has done with their daughter, she’s shocked

Instagram user @maratca lives in Tumen, Russia with his wife and 7-year-old daughter.

Marat’s wife does most of the cooking and housekeeping, so she was worried when she had to leave her husband and daughter alone for two weeks while she was away on business. Would they actually clean the house and eat proper food?

Marat assured her that everything would go well. But his wife wasn’t so sure and asked Marat let her know that he and their daughter were doing OK.

And Marat did keep her updated, though his posts weren’t quite what she was hoping for… This is hilarious!

Marat, who works as a photographer, took a picture of himself and his daughter every day and posted it to Instagram. Each image also contained the reassuring message: “Mom, I’m fine.”

But I wonder if Marat’s wife was really able to remain calm when she saw these pictures. Check them out:

10+ Most Popular Maternity Photography Poses

A trend started by a New York photographer Annie Leibovitz with her portrait of a pregnant nude Demi Moore in the 90’s, is now a well-established art form. This iconic photograph was featured on a cover of Vanity Fair and certainly got everyone talking.

Whether is a black and white maternity nude or a fun outdoor couple’s portraits, capturing this unique time in your life, is a must do for a lot of expectant mothers.

High-profile celebrity mums-to-be being not afraid to push the boundaries, prefer to have portraits of themselves which will be unique to them and their brand. Good on them! Beyoncé’s maternity portraits certainly got everyone talking about them and I would be hugely disappointed if she announced her pregnancy with selfie taken with a phone camera.

So, what are your choices if you aren’t crazy about having huge flower wreaths in your portraits but would love to have a modern and stylish pregnancy portrait? Studio portraits are the most popular with maternity nudes being requested at 99% of the sessions. That’s a lot of very brave mums-to-be out there!

Catching on are also lifestyle outdoor sessions for those who prefer the great outdoors.

Some couples love to have some personal portraits captured at their home – another lovely idea.

Here are not only my favourite but also the most popular maternity photography poses.

These 20 kids fell asleep in the oddest places and its the cutest

Kids are like drunk little people. They laugh hysterically at everything, walk (more like stumble) around without a care of where they’re going and are able to ask one question in a million different ways.

It’s not a surprise that they suddenly fall asleep mid-sentence or as they’re completing a twinkle on the toilet. They always live life with enthusiasm and high energy until they have completely exhausted all their will to play.

Here are 18 hilarious and endearing photos of kids taking a snooze session in some unconventional napping places.

I’ve Been Drawing A Comic Every Day For My Girlfriend For 5 Years

Hello, my name’s Pete and ever since I began dating my partner Kellie 5 years ago I’ve been making her illustrations based on our lives together, to capture the funny things we say and do.

For the first few years no one except Kellie saw them but last year we decided to set up an Instagram page and since then we’ve been gradually building up a small and loyal following of super lovely, kind people. We’ve been overwhelmed by how positive and warm the support is.

Now we also have a daughter, Poppy, and the illustrations have become a visual diary of everything, from us deciding to try for a baby, to the tough pregnancy, right through to her being the amazing toddler she is now 🙂

I think people follow us because our illustrations are a really honest and candid look at relationships and daily life. The situations we show are very relatable and sometimes the kind of things people don’t readily discuss. I think the followers also enjoy the combination of very sweet, tender moments interspersed with silly, crude humour.

Kellie and Poppy are a daily inspiration to me, and I love the thought of the 3 of us in years to come looking back at all the illustrations and cherishing the happy and funny memories.

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#10 The Time I Didn’t Realize I Had A Hole In My Pants And My Balls Were Hanging Out

The Time I Didn't Realize I Had A Hole In My Pants And My Balls Were Hanging Out


15 Actors Who Played Famous Characters as Kids: What Do They Look Like Now?

When it comes to movies where main characters are portrayed at several stages of their life, casting experts always try to use actors of different ages that appear most alike.

Out of curiosity, we at Creative Idea365 decided to look at some actors who once played famous characters as kids and compare how similar they look these days to their grown-up alter egos!

The Terminator, John Connor

Edward Furlong, Jason Clarke

The Aviator, Howard Hughes

Jacob Davich, Leonardo DiCaprio

Amelie, Amelie

Flora Guiet, Audrey Tautou

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Benjamin

Spencer Daniels, Brad Pitt

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Elizabeth Swann

Lucinda Dryzek, Keira Knightley

Mr. Nobody, Nemo (15 years old)

Toby Regbo, Jared Leto

Mr. Nobody, Nemo (9 years old)

Thomas Byrne, Jared Leto

13 Going on 30, Jenna Rink

Christa Brittany Allen, Jennifer Garner

Blast From the Past, Adam Webber

Douglas Smith, Brendan Fraser

Jane Eyre, Jane

Amelia Clarkson, Mia Wasikowska

The Butterfly Effect, Evan Treborn

John Patrick Amedori, Ashton Kutcher

Interstellar, Murph

Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain

Harry Potter, Tom Riddle

Christian Coulson, Ralph Fiennes

Forrest Gump, Forrest

Michael Conner Humphreys, Tom Hanks

Preview photo credit Walt Disney Picturesinstagram

Effects Of Passive Smoking During Pregnancy

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Secondhand smoke or passive smoking is the smoke exhaled into the environment by a tobacco smoker, or the smoke that comes from the end of tobacco-containing smoking products. Approximately 4,000 chemicals are present in second hand smoke, many of which may cause cancer. Exposing yourself to secondhand smoke during pregnancy puts you and your baby at health risk. More than 126 million nonsmokers are exposed to SHS in the United States, and home smoking comprises the most common site of SHS exposure. 1

Toxins present in the smoke and the objects that come in contact with the smoke can enter the bloodstream of pregnant mothers. Nicotine, carbon monoxide and other chemicals can cross the placenta affecting her unborn child.2 These toxins then reach the growing baby and can cause many dangerous health conditions, some of which have no cure. Some of the effects of passive smoking during pregnancy are discussed here.

Low Birth Weight

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Women who were exposed to passive smoking for over an hour per day at home or outside had babies who were lighter compared to non-exposed women. Many studies show a clear association between passive smoking and low birth weight (LBW). It is important to create awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco and its products, especially to husbands and others who are in close proximity to pregnant women.3

Prenatal exposure of the human fetus to tobacco smoke through maternal passive smoking has been epide-miologically linked not only to reduced birth weight, but also enhanced susceptibility to respiratory diseases and changes in the immune system.4

Female Infertility

Female Infertility_Effects Of Passive Smoking During Pregnancy

Exposure to passive smoking may cause infertility in women as the smoke can cause chromosome errors, which affect reproductive outcomes. Smoking inhibits embryo fragmentation and inhibition may determine the survival advantage to embryos genetically altered. Smoking is also associated with low sperm quality.5

Birth Defects

Birth Defects_Effects Of Passive Smoking During Pregnancy

Passive smoke may even lead to birth defects in babies. The toxins present in the smoke can cause limb reduction defects, clubfoot, oral clefts, eye defects and gastrointestinal effects. Many studies have been conducted, which show clearly associate passive smoking and birth defects.6 Cigarette smoke is often associated with intrauterine growth restriction and the risk of congenital abnormality for babies born of smoking mothers is estimated to be as much as 2.3 times more than that of the non-smokers.7

Premature Birth

Premature Birth_Effects Of Passive Smoking During Pregnancy

A study found that smokers were five times more likely to develop a doubling of risk of premature labor. It also found that passive smokers had significantly higher risks than non-smokers for hypertension, anemia, and premature rupture of membrane (PROM).8

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)_Effects Of Passive Smoking During Pregnancy

The sudden, unexplained, unexpected death of an infant before one year of age also known as SIDS has been studied in relation to the exposure of the fetus and infant to smoking by mothers and others during the preconception, prenatal, and postpartum periods. 9The evidence from studies that associate secondhand smoke exposure with an increased risk of SIDS indicates that eliminating secondhand smoke exposures among newborns and young infants should be part of an overall strategy to reduce the high infant mortality rate in the United States.


Miscarriage_Effects Of Passive Smoking During Pregnancy

In a study conducted in Hong Kong, it was reported that if husbands smoked more than 20 cigarettes per day, their wives were twice as likely to have a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion than were women whose husbands did not smoke.10

Exposure to smoke causes obstetric and fetal complications and there is growing evidence of serious harm extending into childhood and even adulthood. There is no such thing as a safe level of SHS exposure.11 Women are motivated to protect their baby’s health, and quitting smoking during pregnancy reduces the risk of complications. Exposure to tobacco smoke affects both male and female fertility and it all stages of human reproduction.12

Causes Of Green Poop In Infants And Toddlers

Parenthood comes with plenty of cuddles, laughter, and happiness – along with its fair share of worries. For instance, your baby or your toddler suddenly excreting piles of green poop. That can be positively unsettling.

However, believe it or not, green poop in children, especially when they’re young, is actually perfectly natural and is not indicative of any serious intestinal problems. Learning about the causes of green stool in your children will prevent you from switching to panic mode and will help you take better control of the situation at hand.

Causes Of Green Stool In Infants

Occasional cases of green poop in your infant’s diapers could have quite a few causes.

1. Meconium

Meconium Causes Green Stool In Infants

During the first few days of their life, newborn babies are very likely to pass meconium or stool that is thick and black in color, with a hint of dark green to it. Meconium is an aggregate of all the things that the fetus consumed while it was still in the womb; these include bile, amniotic fluid, water, mucus, and epithelial cells. This sterile, odorless stool will eventually turn yellow and green after the first 3 to 4 days, once the newborn baby has begun to be breastfed.

2. Your Diet

Your Diet Causes Green Stool In Infants

If you’re eating plenty of green vegetables or foods such as sodas or sports drinks that contain green food coloring, this can change the color of your breast milk, and hence, the color of your breastfeeding infant’s stool.

3. Your Infant’s Diet

Your Infant’s Diet Causes Green Stool In Infants

Your infant is gradually going to grow bigger and will start eating solid foods. If you’re introducing green colored foods and vegetables such as peas, spinach, or beans green poop may strike again. Introducing foods like beans, peas, and spinach, be it in pureed or solid form, can make your infant’s poop turn green.



4. Mucus

Mucus Causes Green Stool In Infants

If you observe your infant’s poop, you may notice slimy, glistening green colored streaks; these indicate the presence of mucus. It is commonly suggested that this occurs because your infant is drooling excessively or teething. If it persists, consult your pediatrician right away for it could be a sign of infection or a symptom of some other illness.

5. Your Infant Has Fallen Sick

Infant Falling Sick Causes Green Stool In Infants

Sometimes, green stool is an indication of a virus or a stomach bug in your infant, whether they are being fed breast milk or baby formula. This can have a significant impact on both the color and consistency of their stools, even more so if they have diarrhea.

6. Your Infant Is Allergic or Sensitive

Your Infant been Allergic or Sensitive Causes Green Stool In Infants

Infants may pass green colored, mucus-like stools because of sensitivity to something in the mother’s diet, though this is quite rare. They may even be sensitive to a drug that you’re taking. In such cases, the passing of green stool with mucus is usually accompanied by symptoms such as skin, or breathing issues. This may also occur in older babies when new foods are introduced in their diet.

7. Oversupply Or Imbalance Of Foremilk/Hindmilk

Oversupply Or Imbalance Of Foremilk/Hindmilk Causes Green Stool In Infants

The thinner milk that is secreted at the beginning of a feeding is termed as foremilk. It is higher in lactose and lower in fat than the thicker, creamier hindmilk that comes towards the end of a feeding.

An oversupply of breast milk or a forceful letdown reflex may lead to your baby consuming more foremilk than hindmilk. This means that your infant fills up on the foremilk leading to an imbalance between the lactose and the fat intake. Your infant’s system may digest the milk very quickly, which could result in green, frothy, or watery stool. This could also happen if you switch your infant to the other breast before fully draining the milk in the first breast.

It is also believed that too much of lactose may also lead to bloatedness, gas, and discomfort for your infant.

Passing this kind of green stool isn’t something to be worried about as long as your infant is healthy, happy, and gaining weight at a normal pace. The best way to solve this issue of green stool is to allow your infant to nurse on one breast long enough to ingest the higher fat milk.

Causes Of Green Stool In Toddlers And Older Children

Sometimes, toddlers and older children may also pass green stool. While it’s quite uncommon, it’s usually not a cause for concern for this is usually temporary. Some of the reasons for passing green stool could be as follows.

1. Diet

Diet Causes Green Stool In Toddlers And Older Children

Children’s digestive systems function more quickly than adults’, so it’s perfectly normal to see various undigested bits of food and colorful remains from snacks and meals. Eating a little too many strawberries, for instance, can cause red colored stool. Drinking large quantities of artificially flavored orange drink can result in reddish-orange stools that are so vividly colored, you may panic thinking you’re seeing blood, but in reality, it’s just the artificial orange coloring.

Similarly, green stools could be the result of eating lots of leafy green vegetables. Surprisingly, eating or drinking and eating foods that contain dark purple or blue food coloring may also lead to green stools in children. To gauge if dietary causes are responsible for your child’s green stools, simply limit the intake of artificially colored and green foods for a few days.

2. Digestive Problems

Digestive Problems Causes Green Stool In Toddlers And Older Children

Bile is a juice secreted by the liver that helps aid in the process of digestion. During normal digestion, bile starts off as being green in color, turning slowly to yellow and then turns to brown during the final stages.

Digestive problems may lead to bile passing too quickly through the intestines, thus giving no time from the bile to transition from green to yellow to brown, thus triggering the formation of green stools.

A few disorders that may be responsible for shortened bowel transit time include:

  • Thyrotoxicosis associated with hyperthyroidism
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Diarrhea due to food poisoning
  • Malabsorption
  • Stomach infections
  • Allergies
  • Celiac disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease

Disorders such as defective re-absorption of bile due to inflammation in the intestines or removal of the terminal ileum, that brings up the amount of mucus in the stool can also be responsible for green colored stools.

3. Medication And Supplements

Medication And Supplements Causes Green Stool In Toddlers And Older Children

Stool color may turn green as a result of ingesting vitamins that contain sorbitol and fructose or that are artificially colored, or iron supplements. Sometimes, giving your child laxatives to help speed up bowel movement may lead to the passing of green stool as well, due to the rapid transit of food along with bile through the intestines.

Other medications that may be potential causes of green colored stool are indomethacin – an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal medication and certain antibiotics caused by rapid food transit during diarrhea.

4. Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning Green Stool In Toddlers And Older Children

A child’s digestive system is extremely sensitive to a large variety of different foods. E. coli, a bacterial infection, is the most notorious for causing food poisoning in young children. Passing dark green stools accompanied by abdominal cramps and fever is one of the most common symptoms of E. coli. Most times, food poisoning can be treated by allowing your child’s stomach to rest for a while before easing back into eating, by staying hydrated and by getting lots of rest. However, it is highly advisable to see a doctor if these symptoms last beyond three days.

Cautions For Green Poop In Toddlers

Cautions For Green Poop In Toddlers

Most instances of green stools in young children are temporary. It is only the long-lasting changes that are not obviously because of diet or medications that will need immediate medical evaluation to rule out potentially serious causes.

When to See a Doctor

Sometimes, your child may be passing green stools that are accompanied by symptoms indicative of a health disease or disorder, so it’s always advisable to monitor your child very carefully and visit the pediatrician right away. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Unusual weight loss
  • Severe indigestion
  • Diarrhea that persists beyond a few days
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • Gas and flatulence
  • Burning, irritable sensations in the rectum area
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Excessive mucous in the stool
  • Uncomfortable bloating
  • Change in consistency of stools such as excessively loose or hard stools

More severe symptoms accompanying passing of green stools that may require rushing the child to the emergency department or to the physician include:

  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Dizziness
  • Decrease in urine output

For newly born babies, if the passing of dark green stools persists after the first five days, schedule a checkup immediately.

2. Pay Special Attention to Dehydration

A child suffering from diarrhea can run a high risk of dehydration, symptoms of which are as follows:

  • Unusually high amounts of watery yellow or green stool
  • Dry tongue or mouth
  • Lethargy or sleeping excessively
  • Sunken eyes

You can keep dehydration at bay by giving your child increased amounts of oral electrolytes and clear liquids which contain essential minerals, sugar, and salts. It is a matter of urgency if your child begins to develop fever, excessive vomiting, or if the stool color and diarrhea persist for more than a few days, in which case, you will need to visit your doctor.

Common Signs And Symptoms Of ADHD In Toddlers

Toddlers suffering from ADHD are usually born more creative and intelligent than normal kids

All toddlers are usually excited about almost everything, hyperactive, and full of energy all the time. Running behind them, you wonder where they get all the energy from to be that active. However, in a few cases, your tiny toddler might be so because of a brain disorder, like ADHD.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is a disorder wherein the affected child has difficulty paying attention, is overly active, and not much in control. This is extremely hard to diagnose as even healthy kids behave in such a manner. So here are some common signs and symptoms of ADHD that can help with diagnosis.

Signs And Symptoms Of ADHD

1. Inattention

Toddlers with ADHD jump from one activity to another constantly and do not pay attention

Toddlers with ADHD find it difficult to:

  • Focus and complete any task
  • Listen for too long
  • Remember instructions and follow them
  • Remember details
  • Organizing toys
  • Remember where things are

Toddlers with ADHD need not be inattentive all the time. They lose focus when tasks are repetitive or boring. They tend to jump from one activity to another quickly and have trouble completing a task. Such toddlers need a quiet, peaceful environment to concentrate on anything. They find it difficult to process information correctly or immediately.

However, these behaviors are extremely common in toddlers and need not necessarily indicate ADHD symptoms.

2. Hyperactivity

Toddlers with ADHD are hyperactive and roam around continuously

This is a sign of ADHD that stands out the most and is obvious. Such toddlers tend to move around a lot and trying to do different things at the same time. Even if they sit at one place, at least one part of their body will be in constant motion.

Toddlers with ADHD might show the following symptoms constantly:

  • Being restless and fidgety
  • Not able to stay calm or sit quietly for more than a few minutes
  • Talking nonstop
  • Moving around continuously
  • Shifting from one place/toy to another constantly

3. Impulsive Behavior

Toddlers suffering from ADHD do not think before they act or speak and throw tantrums

The impulsive behavior of such toddlers expresses in the form of a lack of self-control and no filter on what they speak and do. They have no patience and do not think before taking any action. They tend to be moody, are extremely sensitive, short-tempered, and overly emotional.

Slightly older toddlers might express the following symptoms:

  • Invading another’s personal space
  • Interrupting conversations
  • Acting without a second thought
  • Speaking without being asked to
  • Having constant outbursts and throwing tantrums.

4. Other Common Symptoms Of ADHD

Toddlers with ADHD are more aggressive during play and daring beyond caution

While the three are the most common signs of ADHD in toddlers, you’ll be able to find a few of these symptoms as well:

  • Extreme aggression while playing
  • Getting close to strangers quickly
  • Extreme fearlessness and daring; no understanding of safety
  • Not able to hop on one foot by age 4

5. Positive Symptoms Of ADHD

Toddlers suffering from ADHD are usually born more creative and intelligent than normal kids

ADHD also brings some positive effects on toddlers. Such kids tend to be born with an artistic or intellectual ability.

  • They have a high energy to play or work on a task if they want to.
  • They are motivated and have the drive to reach a goal, provided they set it for themselves.
  • They are flexible with different ideas and do not stick to one option. They are open to new alternatives.
  • They are extremely creative and have a high imagination. They get inventive ideas and solve problems quickly.

Why Diagnosis And Treatment Of ADHD Is A Must

Just because a kid is inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive doesn’t mean he/she has ADHD. Toddlers naturally tend to lack focus, have excess energy that is finding outlets, and be impulsive with what they speak and do.

Also, all of these symptoms can apply to several other behavioral and brain-related disorders or due to certain life experiences. Here are a few examples:

  • Traumatic life events, such as death of a loved one or shifting to a different city
  • Learning disabilities
  • Psychological disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Other conditions such as epilepsy, neurological disorders, sleep disorders, and thyroid issues

ADHD has no absolute cure yet, but you can make certain lifestyle and diet changes to make it better for the toddler. ADHD symptoms will continue to adulthood if left untreated, which ruins the kid’s chance for a happy life. Although there’s no need to be paranoid, be a little observant and take action if you think your tiny toddler has any behavioral issues.

10-Year-Old Becomes Internet Sensation For His Awesome Make-Up Skills

Meet Jack – the 10-year-old from the U.K. who has some mad makeup skills. Smokey eyes, contouring, perfect lashes – you name it, the boy can do it all!

Meet Jack – the 10-year-old boy from the U.K. who has a passion for makeup

Smokey eyes, contouring, perfect lashes – you name it, the boy can do it all

It all started when his video was posted on the VibeswithBae Facebook page

The video went crazy viral with over 57 million views

And tons of people commenting and showing their support

Some people weren’t as amazed as others and commented some negative things about his gender and age

Luckily, the negative comments didn’t stop him

Now Jack’s Instagram has over 50k followers he continues to amaze with his mad makeup skills

Child Photographers From All Over The World Show The Magical Bond Between Childhood And Innocence

Child Photographers From All Over The World Show The Magical Bond Between Childhood And Innocence

Child Photo Competition is an international photo community devoted to discovering and promoting the most talented child photographers from all over the world.

Every month, they run free of charge monthly themed contest in order to give a chance to emerging photographers to show us the magic of child photography.

In May 2017, photographers from more than 40 countried portrayed the theme of “Innocence”.

Enjoy the gallery of 30 finalists who showed us the beauty of innocence and simplicity that children carry within them.

More info: childphotocompetition.com

Natalia Polomina, Russia, Winner

#10 Marta Everest, Spain, Finalist

Marta Everest, Spain, Finalist


#11 Anna Horakova, Czech Republic, Finalist

Anna Horakova, Czech Republic, Finalist


antinea 6 days agoObviously staged , but innocent and pretty!

6 Kids’ Behavior Issues That Are a Result of Parents’ Mistakes

You may try to convince others that your child is the most well-mannered little person in the world. But if you make mistakes in their upbringing, they’ll be quite obvious in certain situations.

We at Creative Idea 365 would like to tell you about some of them.

1. A habit of interrupting others

Saying “Don’t interrupt!“ doesn’t work.

Teach your child to wait for their turn in conversation every day and at home while having a family dinner or talking on the phone with your colleagues. For instance, before calling anyone, tell your child:

  • ”I’m going to talk on the phone now, and I’m not to be interrupted. I’ll finish talking when the long hand on the clock reaches that number!”

2. Your child touches goods at a store or insists on buying them

It’s important for your child to learn to keep their wishes at bay because you can’t buy everything that is sold, and you don’t really need to. They think you’re picking things at a store without any system; they don’t understand you have a list of goods to buy. So be prepared before going shopping.

  • Make a list of goods together (draw pictures if your child can’t read yet). Let your child be in charge of this paper, watching that you’re following the list.

3. Your child doesn’t say polite words

The earlier you start teaching your child politeness, the better. However, some understand it easily while others won’t get it the first time. Show your child the magic of polite words: don’t do anything they ask until they say “please.“ Say ”hello,“ “bye,” and ”thank you” first without waiting for your child to remember.

4. They don’t know when to stop

A child finds it hard to understand that there’s information you shouldn’t share with others. They don’t know shame or embarrassment, and they have no experience of the backlash of wrong words said at the wrong time. Parents, on the other hand, may well suffer from those.

  • Try to introduce the concept of a “home secret,” meaning all the things you shouldn’t tell other people.

5. They’re afraid of leaving your side

A child grows too afraid of leaving their parents’ side when the parents put barriers between them and usual activities. There’s a setting in their head: if I ride down the slide, I’m going to fall or tear my clothes, etc.

  • That’s why when a parent in a good mood suddenly allows the child to go to the playground freely, the child will probably choose not to risk their “life” for a momentary pleasure.

6. They trouble other adults

If a child can easily start a conversation with an unfamiliar person, that’s a sign of trust in the family. However, it may also mean the child doesn’t know adults may have other interests. An illustrative example is when parents can’t do what they want or need to because they try to spend all their time with their little one.

  • It’s no surprise then that a child can’t imagine other people wanting anything other than what they want.

Illustrated by Mariya Zavolokina for Creative Idea 365

12 Insanely Cool GIFs That Prove That Kids Today Are Way Smarter Than Adults

Kids nowadays say the damndest things and have a sense of humour better than most people you know. And God forbid, when they put on their brutal sarcastic modes on, it is one funny ride unless you are the one they are aiming at. Whoever said “Bachhe bhagwan ka roop hote hai” never had any of their own. And the best part is, they get away with everything, thanks to their puppy faces and innocent eyes. But we got hold of 12 sassy acts, which let’s say ARE actually genius hacks we adults never thought of. Here goes.

1. Someone give this kid a diploma.

GIF Source: uDuba

2. When kids took “So baby pull me closer” a little too seriously.

GIF Source: Tumblr

3. Seriously… she’s not kidding around.

GIF Source: Humour

4. And we thought that we had a better childhood than them.

GIF Source: Giphy

5. ‘Coz they’ve got the ‘moves like Jagger’.

GIF Source: Giphy

6. Full marks for thinking, but zero for effort.

GIF Source: Giphy

7. ‘Coz we achieve nothing with violence and don’t they know it!

GIF Source: Giphy

8. Driving on four wheels is just, what can we say… too mainstream.

GIF Source: Giphy

9. He’s mastered the art of sleeping while not sleeping.

GIF Source: Thumbpress

10. And here I was playing snakes & ladders in my formative years.

GIF Source: Popular Mechanics

11. If you can’t dance like him, then you just don’t deserve to dance!

GIF Source: Mashable

12. Who knew that siblings can be so useful?

GIF Source: Giphy

Kids these days are way smarter than we were. They are creative, they are sassy and all of them have talents which are unique in their own way. That said, smart kids need a school that inspires them to channel their inner creativity. Kidzee is one such school that offers an environment that kids these days actually need. And if these kids are any indication, the next gen is ready to take things from here.

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5 Traits Of A Man Who Will Love You For An Eternity

After listening to so many fairy tales and watching so many romantic comedies, it feels almost magical when you come across “the one.” But falling in love and staying together for the rest of your lives are two completely different things. When you finally come to a decision that who you are with is the one for you, you need to know that he will love you through thick and thin. He should be there when the flaming passion dies out and when you are old. If you feel you have found the perfect person to spend your life with, or if you are looking for one, here are some of the traits that show he is going to love you forever.

1. He Admits His Mistakes


Usually, ego comes in the way of most couples and they end up calling it quits. If your man has too much ego, then it means he does not love you enough. A man who will love you for an eternity will know when to give up his ego and when to admit to his mistake. He will even apologize for his mistake so that there is no bad blood between the two of you. For him, the love you share will always be more important than holding on to petty grudges.

2. He Respects You


Respect is the most important part of any relationship. If a man loves you, he will show it in his actions. One thing you should keep in mind is that respecting and pampering are two different things. If a guy showers you with gifts all the time but does not treat you well, he does not respect you. A man who respects you cares about your thoughts and opinions, he listens to you, talks to you politely, and helps you around the house. He knows that the two of you are in this together and does not expect you to take care of his every need.

3. He Loves You For What’s On The Inside


A man who truly loves you knows that superficial beauty is temporary and what really matters is what’s on the inside. Even when you have rollers in your hair or you are in pajamas, he will find you beautiful. When he compliments you, it will not only be about the way you look. He will compliment you on your personality and your sense of humor too. Such a man will love you even when you have wrinkles and gray hair.

4. He Shares His Emotions


Women expect men to be tough and strong physically and even with their emotions. But men do have emotions. It’s just that they are not comfortable showing their emotions to other people. They need to have a certain level of comfort with the person they are sharing their emotions with, especially if the emotions are associated with weakness. If your man is sensitive and shows you the gentler side of his personality, then he will take care of you and your feelings for a long time. He will not only connect with you on a physical level but also on an emotional level.

5. He Is Not Afraid To Take The Backseat


In a relationship, it feels good to have a man who takes charge of situations and who takes care of you, but if your man has this attitude all the time, it is not good for your relationship. A man who loves you understands when it is time for him to take the backseat. He lets you take control of situations and loves watching you be the powerful woman that you are, without feeling intimidated. He will not mind being told what to do, not all the time of course. He will always trust your judgment.

So ladies, if you find a man with these amazing qualities, don’t let go, but you should not end up being too clingy either. You should respect each other’s personal space no matter how committed you are. And never compare your man to someone else. If you feel anything is not working out, talk to him about it. Communication is the key to every long-lasting, loving relationship.

17 Parents Who Possess an Outstanding Sense of Humor

Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. However, some moms and dads not only become exceedingly good at it but manage to retain their sense of humor in the process.

Today, Creative Idea 365 invites you to meet families where kids never cease to be amazed by their folks’ wit and creativity!

A beard is the best gift for a man on his 14th birthday.

Even I wouldn’t have thought of such a devious practical joke!

My dad’s reaction to my sister’s first driving lesson.

An epic quest from my parents.

Dad who’s been trolling daughter by recreating her racy selfies now has 2x more followers than her

That time when my dad suddenly burst into the room waving a big damn icicle and challenged me to a duel.

— Dad, can you give me $200?!
— Sure thing, son! Go to my writing desk, open the upper left drawer, and take as much as you like!

As I was hanging out with friends last night, I decided to send a selfie to my mom. Turned out she was having a good time as well!

Parenting: Expert mode.

Resistance is futile!

What those kids don’t realize is that their dad has unplugged their joysticks.

This dad sure cares about his daughter’s diet!

First driving lesson with my dad.

A very over protective father.

May your dreams come true really soon!

First we caught my grandpa asleep in his chair, and then he had his revenge on me!