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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.

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    Hey, sucker

    Mom, oh how I wish you had found your thumb years ago.

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    Big wheels

    Life's all about how you balance things, Dad

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    Up high

    Dad, the view from here is amazing!

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    Carrying the load

    Mom, you know how sometimes I can be a handful!

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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?

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    Dry idea

    Mom, I wanna hold the umbrella BY MYSELF!

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