Babies make us smile. Its true. Look at a baby and you will smile. When we see a baby we want to look, gaze, linger as long as possible. If we know the parents, we expect to be able to touch and hold the baby as well. We are overcome with an unquenchable desire to squeeze their chubby checks! We cannot possible get close enough to a baby. We love to go nose-to-nose, getting right in their faces.
For the skeptics, here’s an experiment. I have 2 pictures here of males dressed in red sweaters.
|A. Jacob||B. Old man|
Which picture makes you smile?
No, not laugh, SMILE.
Jacob is one of my grandsons by the way (which is probably obvious!) but I had to add that being the Granddad an’ all.
So there, it is confirmed: Babies make us smile.
What is that? Why do we smile? Why do we long to be near the babies?