Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mom Turns Tot Into Bookworm

by Stephen J. Gertz

“I felt like I was brain-dead when I was pregnant, but then
after giving birth my creativity just exploded for a while,”
said mom Adele Enersen.

When Adele Enerson, a 33-year old new mother from Helsinki Finland, noticed that her newborn daughter, Mila, slept like a bear in hibernation, she had a brainstorm. Using ad hoc props from around the house, she created stage-set tableaus, carefully placed Mila within them, and let her camera fly.

Mila in a forest. Mila as an astronaut in outer space. Mila as a butterfly. Hanging on a clothesline. Surfing. It goes on.

She created a blog for the pics, Mila's Daydreams. Two weeks later, she had one million visitors. Soon afterward, she had a book deal. Yesterday, January 3, 2012, her book, When My Baby Dreams, was released.

View a slide show of her work from MSNBC here (scroll down upon arrival).

Though she cannot yet talk, feed herself, or walk, Mila is currently reading Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Her book report is due in fifteen years. No excuses accepted.

Thank you to MSNBC for the lead.

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