I have noticed something very important.
When my son does what he calls a "bun dance", wherein he very stiffly sways his bottom back and forth like a nudist metronome, my wife thinks it is cute:
When I do it, a little part of her dies inside:
This has lead me to a very important conclusion.
When something is small, it is cute. When something is big, it is not cute.
Example: Bonsai Tree
Red Wood tree:
Empire State Building:
I could go on, so I will.
small stuffed bear = cute.
giant stuffed bear = inconvenient, trying too hard, I am still not taking him back that cheating bastard
small foot = precious, let's make cement casts of it
big foot = I hope he is not real because I am alone in the woods right now
beanie hat = cute and old-fashioned
helicopter = loud and crashes frequently
beanie hat on small head = cute and hilarious
beanie hat on large head = impaired, keep polite distance from person
Send me your own discoveries about the small/big:cute/not cute principal and we will make some theories together.