I did a search and didn't find a thread that already contained what I want to talk about, but if there is one already, please feel free to move this post there. Some background first; when I was around five, my father got re-married to a wonderful lady who has since been my step-mother. We have a very good relationship. I also have a good relationship with my birth mother, so I consider myself lucky to have two good moms. Anyway my step-mom has some interesting tendencies toward play-acting babyish behavior. It's not something that I have seen recently, but I remember seeing it on a pretty regular basis when I was a kid. Pretty often, she and my sister and I would play "house" or something like that. She always wanted to be the "baby" she would drink from a fake bottle and snuggle, and crawl around and do baby talk and stuff. I really think it was very innocent play, and its not something that would be viewed as weird, particularly since she is female. This was not just a one-time thing. I saw it happen pretty regularly. Whenever she played Baby, she seemed to really want to be a baby again. I seriously doubt that she has any knowledge of the existence of the AB/DL community, if she did, I don't think she would have been so uninhibited about playing baby around children, but I think she certainly has some of the predispositions that lead people toward being AB. I know a bad childhood is not a requirement for being AB, but I think it can sometimes be a trigger. It was for me to a certain extent. I know she had a very abusive childhood and had to start caring for her younger brother at an early age. I can imagine that there may be a part of her that wants to return to the carefree times of babyhood, something many of us can relate to. I have no particular interest in discussing my parent's intimate/ sexual interactions, but I can't help but wonder if a care taker/ AB relationship between her and my father, my be therapeutic as she deals with the problems brought on by her abusive childhood. I guess I will never know. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this kind of thing in people who they know probably don't have knowledge of the AB/DL community?