Baby Fever

I used to think baby fever was a myth. It’s not. Look it up if you don’t believe me. In fact, here’s an article about it, it’ll open in a new tab and you can save it for later if you want!

Even though I’ve had baby fever before, I still thought it was a myth before now. The first time I had it, I was 12 years old and didn’t even know there was a word for it. I just wanted a baby. A 12 year old can’t have a baby, of course, so I decided I wanted to be a babysitter. Unfortunately, most parents in the area I was living weren’t too keen on leaving their baby alone with some weird 12 year old girl.

The baby fever went away in my teenage years, and didn’t come back until now, at age 23(and a half). And until now, I didn’t realize that it was baby fever when I was 12.

But why? Why did I have baby fever at such a young age, and why is it back?

While I was getting a Swiss hot chocolate the other day, a toddler ran by. She was holding her mom’s hand and giggling; the mom was smiling and speed walking along with her.

They were so cute I almost cried.

It’s been years since the last time I held a baby. You know how some people love the smell of new cars? I miss that new baby smell. Is that weird? I don’t care. Babies have been on my mind a lot lately, and I think I’ve finally figured out why!

I didn’t have anything to worry about when I was 12, and I don’t have anything to worry about now, either. School was easy back then, work is easy now. I didn’t have to worry about finances back then, and I don’t have to worry about money now, either.

Happiness is meant to be shared! Why would I want a baby when I’m stressed out about graduating, or filled with teenage angst, ya know?

It’s not gonna happen any time soon, having a baby. I’ve gotta focus on my career first. And travel the world first, too. I can’t give my baby the world if I don’t have a solid career. And I can’t teach my baby about the world if I’ve never experienced it!

It makes me wonder about bigger things, this baby fever. If there’s a Creator God, I wonder, did that entity also experience baby fever?

People have asked, if there’s an omnipotent, perfect, omniscient god, then why would anything need to be created? If God is already perfect, then what’s the point of making humans? Perfection can’t get lonely, so why are we here?

I don’t know whether or not there is a God. But I do know that the above questions are incredibly silly. No offense.

Just think about it. Do parents have babies because they’re lonely? To fill a void in their lives? No! At least, goodness I hope not.

Good parents have babies because they want to share their happiness. They want someone to give the world to, someone to care for, someone to share their knowledge and guide through life (and maybe someone to dress in cute silly little outfits)!

If we have babies just because we want to share our happiness in life, then why couldn’t we be created for the same reason?

That is, if we were created, of course.

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