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    If babies ruled the world...here's what they'd tell their parents

    Photographer Paul Ripke's 'Man Babies' exhibit explores role reversal in parents and their kids.

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    Topping it off -

    You can keep the dumb baby hat, Mom. (Nanny, nanny, boo boo: I've got more hair than you!) What would happen if babies ruled the world? That’s what photographer Paul Ripke wondered when he created the ‘Man Babies’ project at his Hamburg, Germany studio. Ripke took 45 different parents and their kids and swapped their heads to create these freakishly funny photos. TODAY Moms features a few of Ripke’s shots from the perspective of little ones addressing their baby-faced parents.
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    So big! -

    Clearly I've had a growth spurt, Dad.
    Paul Ripke / Barcroft Media via Fame Pictures
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    Hey, sucker -

    Mom, oh how I wish you had found your thumb years ago.
    Paul Ripke / Barcroft Media via Fame Pictures
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    Big wheels -

    Life's all about how you balance things, Dad
    Paul Ripke / Barcroft Media via Fame Pictures
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    Up high -

    Dad, the view from here is amazing!
    Paul Ripke / Barcroft Media via Fame Pictures
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    Carrying the load -

    Mom, you know how sometimes I can be a handful!
    Paul Ripke / Barcroft Media via Fame Pictures
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    Smile for the camera -

    Is that the lens over there? How is it that my eyesight's worse than yours, Dad?
    Paul Ripke / Barcroft Media via Fame Pictures
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    Dry idea -

    Mom, I wanna hold the umbrella BY MYSELF!
    Paul Ripke / Barcroft Media via Fame Pictures