My brother and his wife recently had a baby boy. It made me reflect on the phenomenon that is parenthood. It is comparable to novels if you ask me. Having a child completely changes things; your life before them because a mere memory and everything else is your only reality. It is like the two lives are completely different books. The one with the baby is the main story, and before is this sort of vague prequel; it makes the characters more interesting and relatable, but isn’t necessary in understanding the true story.
Everything changes once you have a baby.