I had lots of exclusive Simon time this weekend. For all my complaining that I don't get enough "me time," I really liked spending time with him. I know I've said before that being a "present" father to him is super important to me. By default, Diana is with him more, so I sometimes worry that he doesn't feel like he has two parents. He can be a momma's boy at times.
Mobility seems to have triggered an enormous spring of personality in Simon. Very suddenly it seems, he's doing more "stuff" that is funny, cute, interesting, etc. He also seems to be willing to cuddle now, which is something he has had little interest in doing since he was about three months old. Sometimes it's good (watching a little TV before bed), sometimes not so much (middle of the night crying fits), but I'm thankful that he likes to do it. The boy is 1/4 Italian, he has to be a hugger.
One of the things that I'm really excited about is his desire for sharing. He often wants to share his food with you, and sometimes he'll give you toys, too. It's the most adorable thing ever.
I wish I had an extra day a week where I could stay home to play with him. Not indefinitely, just for his first few years. He's so amazing to watch and interact with. And it's funny how so many of his experiences trigger memories of my own, which is a strange way about self-rediscovery.