Well, a few days ago, I came across this little gem discussing the effects of progesterone in a woman's body and when its released:
"When a woman sees any "releaser shape," something with short stubby arms and legs, a round plump torso, an oversized head, and large eyes ... progesterone is released and the parenting instinct is triggered."
Anything with that shape triggers that parenting instinct! Not just your baby or babies in general ... anything! How crazy is that??
And then it dawned on me. I am biologically predisposed to treat Molly like she's my child. I mean, that description basically sums up a guinea pig perfectly, doesn't it? Finally, my ooh'ing and ah'ing over her is justified ... by science. Bam.