Ever heard of "priming"?
Neat idea. And personal experience says it is definitely true.
Let's just say that I find myself seeing in an entirely new way, having been primed for parenthood. I am excited to get a truer perspective in about 5 more months. For now, I'll continue weeping at all things fatherly.
Penguins at Sea World, baptisms at church, and these inane commercials promoting fishing on the radio and TV...I am an emotional basket-case.
"Take me fishing...because my wedding day will be sooner than you think."
"Take me fishing...because I miss...my...boy."
"Take me fishing."
Sigh. I think I'm going to go buy a boat now. And I'll cry all the way there.