Last weekend I had gone to my friend V's place for lunch. V's mom had just arrived from India that week. The purpose of my visit was to sample all the snacks and sweets from India (of course) plus partake of V's mom's cooking (double of course :-D).
When I arrived, V's baby boy, R, was asleep. I munched on all the snacks while watching Sun TV (ah-ha :-)) on their huge TV. After a while, shrill wailing announced R's waking up. V brought the baby to the hall. Immediately I jumped out of the couch and ran to the kitchen sink calling out,"I am coming, I am coming! I will just wash my hands before carrying R."
V said, "No problem, take your time. R takes some time to adjust to new people and does not go to strangers easily. In fact, he refused to let mom push the baby carriage at the airport." Oh :-(!
In any case, being determined and everything, I plonked myself right beside R (sitting on V's lap) and started talking to him and making funny faces.
R stared and stared at the newcomer viz. me. I continued to talk and grin at him. After a couple of minutes, I put my palms out towards him. R looked at me for a long moment - then gave a cute smile, stretched his little arms towards me and propelled himself into my outstretched hands :-D.
V and her mom were surprised by this immediate bonding. I was of course, flattered to the core :-D. Talk about being a baby magnet :-P!
For the rest of the time I spent at V's place, I was R's complete slave and danced to all of his tunes.
And enjoyed every single minute of it :-)!