Son1 was a colicky baby.
As in he cried/screamed for hours on end at precisely six PM every evening.
Of course it was when I was alone with him. Husband was at work and my backup (aka my mother) had gone home.
One evening as I was pacing the floor rocking, cuddling, burping, cradling Son1 ……. my father-in-law walked in.
He took the baby from my arms, handed me my car keys and told me to go to a movie and not come back for at least two hours.
The minute, no the SECOND Son1 was in his arms he stopped crying!
I have no idea what Grandpa’s magical powers were, but whenever he held any of his grandchildren in his arms they always stopped fussing.
I will be forever grateful for Grandpa!