Weeks spent looking into the eyes of a loved one cause the brain to release nurturing hormones. In putting another before you, everything becomes more satisfying. Life can have meaning anew or at last.
When that person is a baby, though, it can also be boring. Though the parental bulbs pulsate, the higher cortices of the brain begin to whither and erode, under-stimulated in the absence of worldly adult conversation and pursuits. Baby does not enjoy museums. Baby does not get your jokes.
It’s not his fault. His intellect is like that of a sentient grapefruit. But that doesn’t mean your brain needs to go undernourished. You can feed on him as he feeds on you.
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I always liked the experiment where the baby is constantly pressured into being the best, punished for struggling with concepts and asking questions. Does the baby crack? Does the baby turn into a sociopath? Does the baby end up with an unhealthy body image? What say you science?
This reminds me of one of my favorite gif sets, which is two babies wrestling. In the narration, the dad says “Baby fights are one of the secret joys of being a parent.” Cut to dad: “I’m raising winners!”
This tote is only $5. In related news I will have a new tote in a few daze.
The GOP is teaching its male candidates not to use phrases like Todd Akin did: “legitimate rape”.
GPOY My hair looks great, the guy I like has ditched the outing, and I’m wearing a sweater with pompoms so fuck the recommended serving size Edition.
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You know you had a Catholic upbringing when somebody says “May the force be with you” and your instant reaction is to reply with “And also with you”.
Lift up your lightsabers.
We lift them up to the lord.
Let us give thanks to the Force our guide.
It is right to give the Force thanks and praise.