The other day I was chatting with Jason about this and that while Soren was in the kitchen playing with his food. I was in the middle of saying something about going somewhere and Soren yelled from the kitchen "don't go mom!". I told him I wasn't going anywhere and he was quickly contented. He has always had such amazing, keen hearing and I was really touched by how cute he is and I started to tell Jason how I was so happy I could cry. Just then Soren shouted "don't cry mom" --again surprising me with his excellent hearing-- which led to a conversation about how sometimes we cry if we're happy.
I remember when my nephew Atlas was about 4 or 5 years old and his brother Leif was born. He was saying with so much exuberance and emotion "I have a brother" and I knew he was feeling something special. We talked about it for a minute and I asked if he was going to cry or if he needed to and he said "I'm so happy I could cry my head off!"--I love that story with his pure honesty and joy.
. . . one more thought on crying and this next story is meant for laughs
I'm much more of a crier since I've become a mom. It isn't always because I'm overwhelmed with joy but it's a bit of both good and bad times and some of it is totally unexplained. I think I'm a bit crazy as I chuckle to myself. (Disclaimer: this may not be funny to you so you can stop reading now but maybe this disclaimer has sparked your interest more. Read at your own risk.) For example, a while back Jason and I were on a walk and I was singing the words to the Paula Abdul song "opposites attract" when Jason started in and sang "it ain't fiction just a natural fact, we go together 'cause opposites attract. . ." I was sure it didn't go that way. After all, I did do a dance to it in the 7th or 8th grade. I went on to say that it went like this-- "it ain't fiction just a natural 'thing'". Jason thought that was funny and made it rhyme with the word "thing" by singing "it ain't fiction just a natural thing, we go together 'cause opposites attring. . ." I started laughing because I realized I was wrong and his rhyme was funny. . . and then laughing really hard. Then, I started laughing and crying but couldn't stop crying--for a good while. Jason was a bit bewildered but he knows me and hugged me and wasn't sure what was happening. I still don't know what happened but I guess I needed to cry. That's one for the Twilight Zone.
Enjoy video! . . .it all started with Paula.
PS. That video had such appeal-- she's in love with a naughty cartoon but she can dance! Soren thinks it's pretty neat and I'm sure it has something to do with the cat. . . the eighties. . .so fun and embarrassingly awesome.