Before many of us became parents, we would look at parents that had crying kids with a look of, come on can't you quiet that child? Now, that we have a children, we look at parents with very young children with compansion and understanding. Even while holding our baby in the hospital. the realization of parenthood has not hit home yet(if you will). For me, the moment came when driving around a nearby lake and seeing a family of ducks with the mother leading. Before my son, I would probably get impatient and honk at the ducks, instead, I was saying to him, look at the ducks baby.