On the topic of new party tricks.....the smiles are now free-flowing with some serious attempts at giggling. The baby experts say that the arrival of the real smile is nature's way of giving parents....who have survived the first weeks of chaos, and are just getting to the point of torturous sleep deprivation, some payback! Hmmm...So, when you claw yourself out of bed at 5:30am, hair bedraggled, sense of humour....bedraggled...lean into the cot to hoist out the sleep-stealer and get met with a beaming smile.....it is difficult not to laugh yourself. The power of the smile! Think that I should remember that next time I have a difficult negotiation.