And here is the kicker, the one that makes even a tender-hearted mother agree that maybe calling her "cute" was a bit of a stretch. It is perhaps more accurately described as enjoyably funny-looking.
Oh my, she was funny-looking. But the smooshed, chubby nose, paired with the slightly crossed eyes still somehow comes across as cute to me. Maybe it is one of those faces only a mother could love (or find a shred of cuteness in).