Monday, March 27, 2006

A week is a long time...

They say a week is a long time in politics. How very short it is compared to a week in the life of a 6 month old baby. Oliver was away less than 6 days but even in that short time I noticed changes.

Apart from the obvious teething, while he was away he developed a habit of bouncing up and down on his bottom while chatting away excitedly. And on his first day back I swear he seemed to exhibit some facial expressions I hadn't seen before.

When he first came home he didn't give me his big smile and get excited, he sat in my arms looking at me for a long, long time as if trying to remember who I was. Eventually it seemed to click and he was his usual self, but it made me realise that a week really is a long time for him.