So, I was checking out this: http://365project.org/ssmiley6017/365/2010-11-16 by Stephen Smiley and followed his link to a song by System of a Down, when my son crawled over and gave me this strange look like, "What is that thing on your head, dad?!" So, I gave him a demonstration and he sat, mesmerized, for about 30 seconds. Just enough time for me to grab a shot as he started to take the headphones off to go do something else.
The light coming in our front windows was just gorgeous, and his soulful eyes were sparkling just right. Love.
In Lightroom I made a slight S (curves adjustment) and took it over to Photoshop. I did a quick skin blemish fix (he had bits of dirt on him, as do most kids in that stage between crawling and walking) using the Portraiture plugin as well as a bit of patch tool work, merged my layers, and then duplicated my background layer. I set blend mode to "soft light" on the new layer, and knocked the opacity down to about 30% - this gave a nice colour pop without oversaturating things. I then did a quick pass over his eyes (curves adjustment and sharpening) and a final sharpen of the image. Very basic processing - I know it may seem complicated, but it's about a minute to do, and is similar to how I prepare "naturally processed" shots for a client gallery.
I tried a few different crops, but ultimately I just liked the original framing most of all.
Watermarks added in Lightroom (as I always do), upon export to JPG.