Looks just my grandchild, my granddaughter, 50 years ago.
This is a very happy child, a boy. He’s going inside the bag and is happy to be there.
Yeah, I think it’s a boy.
There’s so many names.
His name is Kobe.
His name is Sonny, Sonny Boy.
The parents took a picture of him. They’re happy that he’s smiling.
He’s very happy because he made something special.
He’s happy because he sees his pet dog coming. Otherwise, he’s scared.
He’s not scared there.
There’s a strange chair behind him.
It looks like it’s coming out of his head!
He looks like eight or nine months, because he just has two little teeth.
I don’t think he’s a very young baby. Maybe about a year.
He seems happy, even though he’s naked. Shame on you!
The parents are very happy to see their child. He’s healthy. He’s their first child.
This is where the father works. He’s taking the picture.
He brought the baby to show his friends.
I think this picture is taken at home.
I wouldn’t call it a coat closet! It could be the father taking the picture.
The bag belongs to his mother.
I wouldn’t like to see him left alone. He’s so young. I don’t want to see a child so young left alone.
He’s not alone. The parents are taking care of him.
After taking the child out of the bag, they’ll make a bath for him. It’s about 10 am.
The child will rest after the bath. The child needs to sleep a few hours.
He needs a shower of water—or something! He has blackness on his arm, the dirty boy!
He put himself in the bag.
The father put him in the bag to keep him from running away.
He’s very happy to get out of the bag.
If he’s looking a people, it’s people he knows—his mother, his father.
After his rest, his mother will take him outside for a little bit. It’s a sunny day.
He has to get dressed first!
He wants to go to the kitchen to get some good food. Otherwise, he’ll fall asleep.
For such a little child, it’s hard to think of him alone. It’s not normal to have a child so young alone.
He’s looking at a cat, or a mouse. If they were raised together, they’d be friends.
He sees his mother coming; he’s ready to jump out of his seat. He knows she’ll have good food for him.
It’s baby food. He can’t eat anything else. Sometimes, at nine months, the mother might give him some soup or hard bread for his teeth that are coming.
Could we say that a dog is coming, or a cat? Something exciting!
His mommy is coming. He’s flushed or something. She’s almost there. He’s glad to see her. That’s who he’s waiting for.
The parents made a nice picture that they’ll frame. They’ll hang it up in a little room and write down the day, to remember what he did.
When he grows up a little, his parents will show him the picture.
Created at the Freda Mohr Sr. Center
Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles
January 2, 201