18 Sweet Babies Comically Pucker Up to Sour Lemon Slices

Lemons are a lot of things — a garnish, good addition to salad dressings and fish, attractive when wedged on a diet soda, tasty when squeezed into a clear, hard liquor and pretty when piled in a bowl on a table, for instance.

Here’s what they’re not: tasty when eaten by themselves.

However, they are an excellent prop when you want babies to make really, really funny faces. Photographers David Wile and April Maciborka know that. And you’ll love them for knowing that after you see these photos they took of tots trying to eat lemons in a series called Pucker.

Take a look:

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  • Acidic 2 of 19

    "When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye."
    ― Cathy Guisewite

  • Acrid 3 of 19

    "When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back."
    ― Bill Watterson

  • Biting 4 of 19

    "I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."
    ― Ron White

  • Bitter 5 of 19

    "When life gives you lemons. . . You might as well shove 'em where the sun don't shine, because you sure as hell aren't ever going to see any lemonade."

    ― Rob Thurman

  • Briny 6 of 19

    "When life gives you lemons make grape juice and sit back and watch the world ask how you did it."
    ― Tori Truax

  • Caustic 7 of 19

    "When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your D*** lemons, what the h*** am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"
    ― J.K. Simmons

  • Piquant 8 of 19

    "When life gives you lemons, you don't make lemonade. You use the seeds to plant a whole orchard - an entire franchise! Or you could just stay on the Destiny Bus and drink lemonade someone else has made, from a can."
    ― Anthon St. Maarten

  • Pungent 9 of 19

    "When life gives you lemon, take it. don't waste food"
    ― Giselle marquez

  • Rancid 10 of 19

    "When life gives you lemons, make assless chaps."
    ― Angie West

  • Sharp 11 of 19

    "When life hands you lemonade, don't try to make lemons"
    ― Vince Guthrie

  • Sour 12 of 19

    "When life gives you lemons, grab the tequila."
    ― Ben Fox

  • Cutting 13 of 19

    "When life gives you lemons, do NOT make lemonade. Lemonade is for losers. Make orange juice instead."
    ― Neshialy S.

  • Tart 14 of 19

    "If life gives you lemons, pray for fruit."
    ― Salaveena

  • Unsavory 15 of 19

    "If life gives you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice."

    — Conan O'Brien

  • Harsh 16 of 19

    "If life gives you lemons, throw them at life...see if life will make the same mistake again."

    — Author Unknown

  • Tangy 17 of 19

    "When life gives you apples say: 'Oy! What happened to the lemons?'"

    — Author Unknown

  • Zippy 18 of 19

    Dogbert: "Well, look on the bright side, you know, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
    Dilbert: "I'm allergic to citrus."
    Dogbert: "Well, look on the bright side, you know, when life gives you lemons, swell up and die."

  • Potent 19 of 19

    "If life gives you lemons, keep them, because, hey — free lemons."

    — Author Unknown


All images used with permission from David Wile and April Maciborka

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