Checks also remind me of babies. This check pinafore was a lovely pale grey check with a white bedford cord collar, cuffs and front, a hand-me-down from a wonderful friend. On the front was an embroidered bear face. My baby will be turning nine and when I see a baby, I do a "baby check" and my husband says, keep moving. ( I illustrated this of my baby girl and her father, my husband. ) He loved the baby years and was an expert swaddler. He would wrap them so tightly and then proclaim, "See, they like it."
Now he sees a baby and the next day, he will say, "that was a cute baby" and I say, "keep moving!"
Is it just me, or do you do the baby check thing too?