Because invariably (at least in my case) the cutest photos seem to involve the kids doing things in stages of undress. Such as playing in a paddling pool, or playing with the garden hose, or playing on the beach, or - and I seem to have a lot of these because it's one of the few times the kids are clean and wholesome looking - playing in the bath.
Clearly, by having these photos of my 3 boys (aged 4, 3 and 1) playing in the bath, I am fulfilling a depraved need of mine to partake in pornographic exploits. If you look really closely, genitalia is exposed. At times, not only is there indecent exposure, but the boys are hugging each other. They are touching and naked.
I'm considering destroying these photos because of this: http://www.abc15.com/content/news/westvalley/peoria/story/Valley-couple-sues-Wal-Mart-after-kids-get-taken/pbLlMgUyukGjWhUsTuCyHg.cspx. A couple in Phoenix, Arizona, had their 3 daughters, aged 5, 4 and 1, taken away from them for a month into child protection care after a Wal Mart employee dobbed them into authorities when he/she noticed these prints when developing the family's holiday photos.
To prove a point, all 3 girls were given medical examinations. Funnily enough, the taking of photos of the children in the bath did not manifest itself in physical signs of sexual abuse.
The children were returned to their parents, but it took a court order for that to happen. And the police, child protection agency, and Wal Mart are unrepentant for their actions. Naturally, the parents are suing the police, the child protection agency and Walmart, and while I normally scoff at the ease with which people sue in the US, I hope they win, and win lots. And the wowsers who put the family through this should be sacked, and forced to watch child pornography videos so that they LEARN THE BLOODY DIFFERENCE.
What the hell has happened to boring old common sense??? When did photos of happy, partly clad children become child pornography? Do people not know the difference between taking innocent photos of partly clad children and taking photos of violated children?
The irony of this is the current Wal Mart television commercial shows a scene where a child is stepping out of the bath into the soft towel that her mother is holding up for her. If you slow the commercial down, you can see a glimpse of the little girls breast. I hope Wal Mart is going to hand itself over to the authorities immediately.
How long do you reckon before this lunacy hits NZ?