I've had some big shifts in how I see the world since having this little angel boy. It's been interesting.
Not in substance but in reasoning.
I have always been against war, war is awful. But now it's a visceral horror - those are someone's BABIES that you're killing. And then I imagine what it'd be like to be a woman in a war-torn country. To sleep with a man knowing that if you get pregnant, what the world would be like for your baby. And then a pregnancy in constant terror. And then bringing a baby into a world where nothing is stable, violence is everywhere. It's nearly unspeakable.
Or, lighter note, other children. Where before I used to either be amused or appalled at their behavior (and that of their parents), now it's just a much strong, "Oh man. He's going to DO THAT. Shit."
Or when I meet people, I see them as really old babies instead of as adults. It's interesting.
What have you noticed?
We just had a council of mothers start up in Olympia and I'm very excited about it - to take this new perspective and energy and passion and have a group to work with for change.