WATCH: Baby sees a balloon for the very first time. Can't even.
Having a baby around reminds you to take pleasure in the little things; that pureéd pear smile; the peek-a-boo chuckle, the fascination with the neighbour's cat.
Case in point? Little Ben, nine months old - the perfect age for discovering new things. In this brilliant home video, his Mum Patricia Mc Cormack, from Dublin, captures his contagious chuckle as he excitedly waits for a red balloon to land on his lap.
We'll be watching this one on repeat whenever we need a pick-me-up.