A dear colleague came to say goodbye to us in the office today. She was one of the first people we'd hired when we got the firm going around two years back. Her baby is 4-1/2 months old and she was due to return to work this month. But then her husband got transfered to another city, so they're leaving. :-( She'd brought her son along to say goodbye and he was hooting the whole time he was here, non-stop. Paused just once to plant a drooly kiss on the shoulder of another colleague who was cuddling him at the time. Lucky girl.
He also flashed a crinkly-nosed, sparkly-eyed smile at everyone in the office who was wearing glasses. Hooting all the while, of course. His dad wears glasses and he brightens up when his dad comes home. So he unabashedly favors people who wear glasses. Now here's the flip side to the story: his dad has been out of town for 3 days so the baby's stopped recognizing him! Won't go into his arms either. But he's still making cute faces at people who wear glasses! Inexplicable, but that's babies for you. :-)
His hooting is still ringing in my ears, hours after he left. We'll miss you both. After all, we've known the kid since before he was born: through the morning sickness, the giddyness, the backaches, and the anxious wait when the due dates got mixed up. But that's a different story. Have a happy life, dears. We hope to see you soon.