My thoughts when I saw this?
It should be me sleeping like this as the little munchkin’s cough disturbed both our night sleep, woke us between 2 and 4am.
The morning after that restless night, I asked husband to look after the sick baby so I could have a quick bite. I returned seeing them in this position.
Both must be enjoying the bed. I wonder why we didn’t have this kind of peaceful sleep last night.
WHY DOES A BABY TENDS TO CRY MORE AROUND HIS MOM?
Past pieces of literature I’ve read about babies and tantrums explained that a baby cries to relieve stress and he cries around people whom he feels safest. So my little munchkin’s crying that night was his way to express “I trust you, mama.”
He cries because he is comfortable with me around. But that does not mean he is not comfortable with his papa. He, perhaps, considers me his primary companion aside from the fact, his main source of food.
A baby is indeed very interesting. Even at a very young age, he knows what trust means and whom to give that trust. He is not afraid to share his truest emotion.
And so to end this post, I would like to share to all mothers a quote I so love very much not because it is self-serving but for the reason that I find it sincerely true. I read this from one of the beautiful masterpieces of American author Jodi Picoult.
“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”