They always tell you when you travel: Don't drink the water.
That's because when you do, the Unexpected can occur. Different microbes, different locale, the result can be unpredictable.
When a rash of people start having babies, they say there's Something in the water. In this case, if you let Love have its way, the Expected occurs. That is, you become the one who is Expecting.
First there was our Nodling #6, Dab. Then there is aka the Mom's impending #7.
Now the newlyweds, my brother Shoe and Girl Friday, have joined the ranks of the newly expecting.
Having babies is fun, natural, exciting, terrifying, and fulfilling. It's what's Expected of the people God commanded to "be fruitful and multiply".
It's the people who choose to be purposefully Unexpecting that are actually completely predictable, dull, and unappealing -- cut off from our most interesting attributes.
But for "people like us", the Expecting, life is a bit unpredictable yet oh-so-exciting. There IS something in the water -- life.
More water, please.