The power of a smile…

23 04 2012

As much as I love having a newborn, at times it can be very frustrating.

I want some interaction.

A sign that he knows who I am.

A hint of awareness.

A conversation would be great.

But I must lay to rest my impatience.

Before I know it, JJ will be asking for £20 because he’s off to the local with the lads, and no, don’t wait up.

So enjoy the moment.

It doesn’t last long.

Keeping that in mind I found myself sitting on the edge of my bed with JJ in the Moses basket next to me.

Watching.

Muslin at hand.

Lost in the moment.

Feeling tired and weary on a Sunday night at the prospect of leaving him for a week.

I’m sure he picked up on this as he stopped wriggling to turn his head and look directly into my eyes.

I was ready to dart in with a muslin before he redecorated his clothes and bed.

And then it happened.

Interaction.

A smile broke out across his face.

His little dimples turning the cute factor up to 11.

It lasted forever.

About four seconds to be precise.

I broke out in a reflective smile as my heart melted.

JJ’s first smile without a follow-up of wind, sick or crying.

I’ll treasure that precious moment for the rest of my life.

I bet a baby’s smile could be used to spread general happiness.

A couple arguing?

Show them a smiling baby.

Riots kicking off?

Send in smiling babies on horseback.

National unrest?

Broadcast a smiling baby on the news.

Next time you’re feeling down, watch a video of a baby smile.

And try to resist the power of a smile.

Smile! It's not JJ but you get the idea.

 

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