I guess there are lots of things in life that I don't understand, and probably never will.
Reborn babies are one of them.
Perhaps, I have never developed the maternal instinct in me. I never particularly liked dolls when I was a kid, either.
My Barbie™ dolls usually had their arms and legs mutilated not too long after they came into my possession. (Lego™ sets were more my thing - assembling and disassembling - which is probably why I ended up being an engineer.)
The truth is, I think I've never really figured out why women like babies, though I can understand why most women like men. :-)
Men make great companions. They like to:-
1) argue all the time,
2) fix stuff and find solutions,
3) protect women,
4) buy gifts for women,
5) make women laugh,
6) be taken care of (men are the biggest babies in the world),
7) eat up women's unfinished meals,
8) drive the car,
9) put a comforting arm round the waist
.... among others.
One day, I'm going to find a truly annoying man and decide I want to spend the rest of my life being irritated by him.
But in spite of the exceptional genetics that I possess - my obvious intelligence and my stunning good looks (ahem) - I'm not all that inclined to breed.
In fact, the only reasons I would consider having a baby, would be firstly, to appease my parents who cannot wait to display a grandchild to all and sundry. (I apologise in advance to people who know my parents.)
And secondly, because I'd want to clone my other half - the above-mentioned annoying man - because I think it would actually be emotionally fulfilling to also care for a miniature version of him.
Unfortunately, I'm very aware that the baby would also share my genetics.
Possibly not the (overstated and overestimated) good ones, but more of the smart-ass attitude that was obviously not mentioned in the instruction manuals my mother received at the UH maternity ward when I made my grand entrance.
Now that is truly scary.
My mother once cursed me, in a fit of apoplexy. She said, "I hope you have a child that turns out EXACTLY like you."
So that's why I'm staying off kids for now.
But what befuddles me, is why women who would like to carry, play with, and take for a walk, what looks like a real baby but isn't real at all.
A baby that doesn't bear any reason for emotional attachment.
It's like how the Vikings are taking over the world.
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