When does a child actually grow up? For many parents, the answer is never. For two high school friends, the answer may be at 336 months — or 28 years old.
When Nicole Ham had the idea to take a photo shoot for her birthday inspired by those staged by many new parents, her longtime friend Stephanie Smith, who owns Southern Stitched Photography in South Carolina, agreed to help .
“Because your best friend only turns 336 months once,” Smith wrote, sharing adorable photos of her friend wrapped up like a newborn.
Ham dressed in a fuzzy blanket and a festive holiday bow upon her brow for the shoot. On a blackboard in the photos, she listed her likes and dislikes, which she then elaborated upon on her Facebook page.
“i’m 336 months old today!,” she wrote. “things i love: champagne, paper straws, clemson football.” Her dislikes include “dating in 2018, paper straws, pedal taverns.” Not to be outdone, she added, “I have all of my teeth (thank god) and i sleep for 8-10 hours a night.”
The photos, which were posted to Southern Stitched Photography’s Facebook page on Saturday, have since been shared more than 25,000 times. The shoot also was a blast for the friends to do together.
“From shopping & laying out flowers in the store to see if we had enough to fit an adult to a collaborative effort between myself & Nicole’s mom to swaddle her…We couldn’t keep a straight face!” Smith told Tampa news station WTVT.
Yahoo Lifestyle reached out to both Smith and Ham for comment and will update this post when we hear back.
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