Buki is obsessive about making sure everyone in the house is happy. He even tries to cheer us up if we’re sad. He doesn’t do it in a way others would understand, but I take it as a good sign that he’s interested in our emotions.
The problem is that he doesn’t want us to experience any emotion except happiness. So if I mention that I feel sad, he runs over to me and starts laughing. At first I thought he was laughing at me, but recently I realized that he’s just trying to cheer me up.
If I mention to my husband that I don’t feel very good, you can bet that Buki heard me. He will run over and say, “Are you happy, mommy?” over and over until he recieves the desired answer. Correct answer: “Yes! I am happy.”
Or if I stub my toe and yell about it, there’s my little boy, asking if I’m happy. It makes me laugh every time. So the funny thing is, even though I’m not always happy when he asks me, I end up feeling happy because my adorable son cares so much about making sure everyone is happy.
Last night at around 3am, I carried my boy from his crib into our bed. I was on auto-pilot. We do this every night – he cries around 3am and won’t fall asleep again unless he’s snuggling with us in our bed. As I snuggled him last night I heard his little voice (not sure if awake or asleep), “Are you happy, mommy?” Yes, little boy. Very happy.