We've had all kinds of playdates over the last few months, and each time, Scotty has such an affinity for Sam that we've started to tease Jason (Sam's dad) that he better keep an eye on the two of them. (Jason usually pulls Scotty aside at this point and starts the discussion with 'the circle of trust' lecture.) Seriously - even at baby gymnastics, where there are all kinds of other babies and toys and stimuli going on, Scotty always manages to find Sam and reach out and give her a little squeeze on the arm. Or a not-so-gentle yank on the arm, but we're working on that.
And in perfect little baby girl form, Sam bats her eyelashes, coos, and smiles at him. All of which are totally adorable.
But today, I'm starting to wonder if there really is something between the two of them, not just some parental fantasy. Scotty and I dropped by to visit this morning and to visit Court's mom, who is in town for hte week. Sam was engaging in some tummy time and since it was the end of our playdate, I was trying to put my sneakers on without dropping Scotty. I laid him next to her and this is what transpired:
In fact, Scott laid there so quietly for so long (an unheard of in the era of tummy time) that I actually remarked, "Is he sick?" He just laid there silently, starting at baby Sam.