We don’t have the same expectations about the world of babies that we did when we were a baby.
We know the difference between a baby and a kitten, but we don’t think about how much of a difference it makes.
There are no rules for babies, and they are free to be themselves and live happily ever after.
So, as a mother, it is my job to teach my kids that babies are wonderful creatures and they should be cherished.
That they can be anything.
That’s a lesson that can be hard to teach, given the complexity of human life.
But when I see a baby on the street or in a hospital, I know I can still be a parent.