The New Cary Grant

7 Apr

In your lifetime, you’re probably going to hear a lot about Cary Grant. He was a very popular actor in the mid-1900’s, starting on Broadway and then playing multiple roles in a wide variety of movies. If you boil it down, he has four basic trademarks: his mid-Atlantic accent, his “handsome bachelor” role that he played in a majority of his movies, his frequent appearance in romantic comedies, and the dimple in his chin.

Which brings me to Reason I Love You #18: The dimple in your chin.

I’ve told you before that it was the first thing I noticed about you after you were born. The lifted you up to where I could see you and your chin was the first thing I saw. It was one of my first two thoughts I had after you finally made it out: number one was that you were crying and I’d always heard that a crying baby means a healthy baby. So when I heard you cry, I knew you were safe and alive and those were the most important things. Thought number two was, “He has a cleft chin.”

It has been wildly popular ever since. Even I hear a lot about your chin – people always comment on it. They think it’s adorable, mostly because it is. You wear it very well.

The best thing is that it’s a 100% Liam thing. There are no dimpled chins in my family – I have the slightest depression in my chin, but you can only see it if the lighting is right so I don’t think it counts. And as far as I know, no one in C’s family deals with dimpled chins either. It’s just a “you” quality. A Little Man trademark. Something completely and totally unique, just like the rest of you.

So it’s true, I’m in love with your cleft chin just like everyone else who knows you. I love that it’s the first thing people notice, I love that it was one of the first things I noticed, I love that it’s just yours, I love that it looks perfect on you. It’s a small thing, but sometimes it’s the smallest things that matter the most. I love you for a million small reasons and in the end, they add up to the most powerful kind of love I’ve ever had the privilege of experiencing – that’s a lot to be said for the “little things.”

I’m fairly certain your chin is not something you’re going to grow out of – you’ll have the Cary Grant dimple for the rest of forever, and I think it’s wonderful. Only after you, they’ll probably rename it the Liam Hudson dimple. After all, you’re already way cuter than Cary Grant ever was.

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2 Responses to “The New Cary Grant”

  1. Peter F. Hartwick April 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Agreed. Grant is definitely smoked by Little Man.

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