Kids are little people, after all. So it makes sense that they have mood swings just like we all do. There are days/weeks/seasons that are happier than others for me.
My kids are in a Happy Season. They are just beaming with joy and contentedness and glee. They’re still whiney and full of fits and fights. But overall, they are pretty happy in general. I noticed this today when I saw them acting all skippy and excited about nothing at all. And I thought for a while about why they are in such a good phase. I think they are really enjoying all the activities they are doing. And also all the playtime they are getting. And just loving life at the moment.
And though I had a few minutes of feeling happy for them and content as their parent…what I really felt was just the joy they were feeling. You can’t live with happy people without it running off a little on you. And so it made me think my life was pretty great too.