Re: babies and cry
Everyone has a different response to babies' cries. For some moms, the cries of babies who are not their own are merely irritating, for some they are upsetting, and for others they are absolutely heartrending.
I find that the best way to deal with crying, when the baby isn't mine and the parenting choice isn't mine either, is to simply repeat "Not my baby, not my baby," to myself. I may not approve of the choice the parents are making, but as long as the child is not being abused, it's not my place to intervene. If you want to change hearts and minds, the best way to do it is to set a good example.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"