But you may not know, I'm sort of obsessed with babies. Recently on Netflix I've watched Babies, the Science of Babies, Juno, the Business of Being Born, and Nine Months. I find myself talking with friends, family, and coworkers who are pregnant or are mothers as if I were in the same situation, recalling stories and information as if I were an expert. But I'm not. I find it so fascinating, the formation of a human being, and the development of babies into children and adults. Their ability to learn and grow, and mimic and create. I love to watch kids think, especially when they are first learning to talk, that look on their face as they come up with a string of words that actually make sense. I see the hilarious and amazing things my nieces and nephews do, and I am fascinated. I get this mixture of excitement for and jealousy of the people around me experiencing this amazing thing. Don't get me wrong, I'm very much enjoying the phase of life that I am in right now, with the independence that it brings. I just look forward to the other phases too. And don't be weirded out if I suddenly become a lot more interested in you when you get pregnant.
Oh, and PS, I'm an aunty again, as of last night. Welcome to the world, baby boy!