Parents Draw Crazy Eyebrows & Moustache on Baby to Make Him Look Like an Evil Wizard

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eyebrow babyYou know what's funny? A baby with menacing black eyebrows and a moustache drawn on his face. That's just plain funny. So of course the "Evil Wizard Baby" pics showing up on everybody's Facebook feed are, well, showing up on everybody's Facebook feed. These shots of 9-month-old Abram are hilarious AND cute. But what I didn't know when I first laughed at them -- and what you probably don't know either -- is that the pictures are also symbolic of a mom and dad's decision to keep a positive outlook despite their baby's physical challenges. Erin Bollman and Tracy Miller of Iowa are taking that whole "laughter is the best medicine" thing literally -- and as any parent with a struggling child can tell you, that's easier said than done.

Born in July of 2012, Abram "had a rough start from the beginning,” says Bollman. “He had a week-long stay in the NICU after an emergency cesarean and respiratory failure. Then the poor guy suffered through colic and still has acid reflux.” As a result of the lack of oxygen he received during birth, Abram has hypotonia (decreased muscle tone) and is "extremely farsighted." 

Thanks to physical therapy, Abram's doing well -- but his parents are more than a little drained after so much "not-so-good news."

"We were desperate to have a little fun," says Bollman.

That's how Evil Wizard Baby was born. And Evil Wizard Baby is definitely fun -- an adorable little despot with a bib reading "I Heart Hugs" and an exposed belly button. Too cute!

Of course, even harmless fun comes with a downside; in this case, comments from people who claim drawing on a baby is akin to child abuse. (Really?!) Since Abram's parents have that aforementioned sense of humor, though, they didn't let the haters get to them. Bollman says:

A small handful of people have given me some negative backlash claiming that what I have done is considered child abuse (assuming that it was sharpie) and complaining that my child was dirty. Somehow they managed to make assumptions but did not bother to read the description that he was eating spaghetti and that I used a non-allergenic eyeliner and removed it immediately after his dinner with a natural based, paraben free eye makeup remover that is made here in Des Moines by VG Cosmetics!

Puh-leeze. Personally, I'm impressed with this family -- as a mom, I know how tough it can be to stay upbeat (let alone fun) when I'm worried about my kids. But it's definitely something we should all try to do, for everybody's sake.

Do you find it hard to stay positive when you're stressed about your child's health?

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Irela... Ireland69

People need to get a life!  I think he is adorable!

Kelly Marie Attal

i think hes cute. what the diffrence about getting  a face painted into a tiger? or bat man or something... people seroulsy need to get a grip. he is cute and the best medcine is laughter

Rena Wood Watters

God Bless this little family and their sense of humor.

Holly Fortner

This made me laugh so hard, I peed my pants a little bit, lol

Amber Kline

i completely agree with kelly, what the hell is the difference from this and getting a childs face painted...please....its sooo cute...and i do find it hard myself to keep upbeat when my children are having health issues, thats all i think about.and of course i always think the its really amazing that these parents can over come all of the health issues and just laugh...and be silly with their son...two thumbs up

Wendi Schwinler-Wagner

One of the most important thing I learned having 6 kids... get a sense of humour .. your going to need it !!    Looks to me like these two parents have it covered!

nonmember avatar Ashley

I think what the parents did showed that they are upbeat about the situation. Good job guys!!!! Keep your heads up with all this. Good luck!!!

John Basden

I love the picture.  He is adorable even with the evil look.  While I have not done that to my chilidren, my toddler (who's aspiring to be a tatoo artist) has drawn on her baby brother.

Erin Bollman

Jacqueline Burt - thank you so much for writing such a sweet little story about my family. I'm Abram's mama and after a very difficult day today with talks of fluid on the brain, damaged brain tissue, MRIs and leg braces it was nice to see this article and that other mamas can relate.

Thelma Whitlock-Finch

if people would stop being so critical & judgmental of others then maybe this world would be a better place. i personally think that the way the parents are handling things should be commended and i love the picture. it reminds me that no matter what we're going thru in life the smallest of things can make you smile. kudos to the parents.

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