Totally utterly INSANE! Do you ever feel this way?
Sometimes I do. You know when you want to just sit on the couch and stare in the distance, making a “uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu” noise? While you hear in the room:
“Mommy, you happy???” (I’ll explain that later)
“Mmmooommmy??” “da da da do, echo” <– that would be my youngest
Ok, so I don’t sit on a couch staring, although sometimes I want to. Normally I just prance around the house dancing and singing. You know, what insane people do.
Insanity has been on my mind more each day as my son seems to be asking me every time I cough, laugh, and sneeze “Mommy you happy?” This boy has GREAT listening abilities. I’ll be clear across the house, sneeze and then I hear it “MOMMY YOU HAPPY!?” “Yes yes, Jeremiah, I AM HAPPY”
I believe it all started when I was having dinner with my parents. We all got Montana Mikes burgers. Something funny was said and I laughed so hard the fry I was trying to eat got caught in my throat and caused me to laugh cough(cause it was STILL funny) for a long time.
During that time my son, ran into his room crying.He was scared of my coughing. He is sensitive like that. Hurts when others hurt. He must have thought I was hurt in some way. I feel for him.
Non the less, he got over it, when I stopped coughing. And ever since then has said “Mommy you happy?” after EVER cough, laugh, or sneeze (not sure why the sneeze but it’s on his list of things to make sure mommy is happy after)
I am not the ONLY one alone in this though, ANYONE who laughs, coughs or sneezes is asked “Nana, are you happy?” “Grandpa, are you happy?” “Daddy, are you happy?” and the list goes on.
It’s gotten to the point where while I am in Walmart, I’ll cough and tell my mother “Yes, I am happy” even when my son is not with us. She understands, because when we visit her, she gets to tell Jeremiah how happy she is after cough and such too.
He is a very sweet boy though, and I’ll continue to tell him that I am happy after each cough, sneeze and such. Although, I have tried to explain “Honey I think you mean, are you ok?” To which he replies “Mommy, are you ok??” “Yes, Jeremiah I am ok” then a quick “Mommy, are you happy?” will pop out RIGHT after that. At least he tries.
I am unsure when this when end, or when we will figure out WHAT exactly IT is. This I DO know, until then. I’ll be HAPPY while going ever so slowly insane!