My son was nearly six months old before his father ever chose to meet him or have anything to do with him. The father was around regularly (a couple of days a week, at least 3 weeks a month) for about 7 months. Just after my son's first birthday, his father disappeared again, and we haven't heard from him again. I guess my question is twofold: First, does my son (now 19 months old) remember this man, whom we do not talk about with him anymore? And, second, if we were to run into him out someplace (grocery store, shopping mall, etc.) would me son recognize him after being apart from him for just over 6 months now?
I know memory is something that probably varies somewhat from one child to another, but I'm just looking for a general idea here. Being only 19 months old, my son's verbal vocabulary is still rather limited, and this isn't something I can just ask him. Thank you for any helpful input!