I was home with the baby today and got to spend quite a bit of good, quality time with her, which led me to this observation: babies are awesome.
And perhaps it's because their skulls haven't completely closed up yet, but you can see exactly what they are thinking most of the time.
For instance, when I walked into the bathroom and closed the door most of the way, she wiggled in after me and the door swung open and she rolled over in stark amazement and I could see her thinking, "WHOA! That thing totally swings open. You just push on it and it totally... swings."
Then she found the wastebasket and she was clearly thinking, "Oh. This is where Mom and Dad put all that stuff they don't want me putting in my mouth. It's some sort of... treasure box!" And when you tip it over it spills its treasure all over the floor!
Also, babies are still learning a lot. For instance, most people would know not to follow me if I am walking into the bathroom. 'Nuff said.
Right now she is drinking from a bottle. I notice, by the way, that super markets never put baby formula on sale because they know we have to buy it anyway. But they are worried we will steal it. It's just covered in electronic sensors and in some stores it's kept LOCKED UP. With the spray paint and the cigarettes. If this ever gets out to the young hooligans in our neighborhood I'm sure they'll be tagging fences, smoking, and drinking baby formula.
All that to say: babies are awesome. The world needs more babies.
p.s. Puppies and kittens also are acceptable.