Little Person, Big World?
More like… This Little Person is Getting Bigger Everyday and the World Can Hardly Believe It!
On Monday morning, Audrey Roloff didn’t just take to Instagram in order celebrate yet another milestone for her daughter…
… she also signed on to her social media account in order to share what we think may be the most precious picture of Ember Jean Roloff that we’ve ever seen.
That’s what happened when you put a three-month old in Christmas pajamas and a reindeer hat.
Opening her caption with a pun, Audrey wrote the following of her first child on the occasion of her three-month birthday:
Oh deer… 3 months already?! This time last year you were growing inside of me and I didn’t even know it! Now your growing on the outside, getting chunkier and more kissable every minute.
You may not remember your first Christmas, but we always will. #emberjean
Pretty darn sweet, right?
And pretty darn adorable, right?
This update on Ember comes a few days after Audrey last told us about her relative newborn and a couple of first accomplishments:
Ember’s first beach visit and Ember’s first Christmas tree shopping experience.
Both appear to have gone very well and, of course, very adorably.
The update also comes on the heels of a pair of controversies surrounding Audrey and her parenting/social media usage.
On December 6, Roloff shared a post about love, going off on a profound speech about what this word means and whether we take it for granted.
“We must reclaim the definition of love,” she wrote last week, explaining:
“True love is so much more than desire for something or someone. It’s patient, kind, compassionate, selfless, fervent, unconditional, honest, encouraging, enduring, and full of grace and truth.
“Love is not a feeling; it’s a sacrifice, a commitment, daily choice – a verb.”
Seemingly in line with Audrey’s Christian beliefs, right?
Except she concluded her post by linking to her online store, where she sells “Love is a Verb” merchandise and attire.
The linking of religion to capitalism didn’t sit well with some fans.
“Sounded good until you started pushing your products,” one critic wrote, adding:
“Maybe your preaching posts don’t belong in the same post as the products you’re trying to sell.”
Another chimed in as follows:
“I’m not saying this to be mean or shame you. It just sounds like you’re preaching to sell the products.”
We sort of agree with these takes.
But we don’t agree with some other criticism Audrey has endured.
For example, she previously posted a harmless and cute picture of Ember…
…only to sign up and see a number of trolls actually gave her flak for her daughter’s outfit.
No hat for baby? Poor thing has no hair,” one shamer wrote.
“I hope she wasn’t hatless for long. You have hair and a hat covering your head.
“She has nothing. You lose the most heat through your head, so she can be freezing way before you ever even get cold. Please cover her.”
Can’t a mother put her child in an outfit without hearing from total strangers on what they think she did wrong?!?