Thursday, 8 May 2014

Who Sets The Mood?

I often get comments about how content my baby is, well not so much now, but when he was younger it was words I often heard. Not that he isn't generally a happy baby now, it's just not something people seem to mention any more. Yes he cried when he was hungry, tired, bored or feeling a bit under the weather, like any baby would, but all in all he was and still is generally quite a happy boy. With all this being said I'm quite a laid back person, and there's a theory that babies can pick up on the moods of those around them, and with my baby being with me so much is that the reason he's so content? Or is it because it's just in his personality to be happy?

Up until recently I always thought it was Osian who picked up on my mood, but I'm now starting to wonder if I'm also picking up on his mood. Last week we had a few grumpy days, it has been the both of us having our grumpy moments, but I'm not sure if it's Osian who has picked up on my mood, or me picking up on his mood. Or maybe we kept making each other worse?

These thought are what led me to the question on the title of this post 'Who sets the mood?' I'm beginning to wonder which one of us sets the mood and which one of us picks up on the other, at the moment I'm thinking it's a mix of both. I don't think it's a 100% of the time that there is a correlation between a Mother and Baby's mood, because we have had times were Osian's as happy as anything and I'm feeling a bit down or grumpy, or vice versa. Apart from these odd occasions I think our moods do match a good percentage of the time.

This is just me thinking out loud, but I would love to know what you think about a Baby and Mother's mood?

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  1. ahh what a gorgeous photo! x

  2. awww bless him he looks really happy he is so cute I am gld you are both in great moods x #binkylinky

  3. I think that we mothers are the main influencer here but of course they do contribute to our mood too. It is a circle of us having an effect on someone who is close to us. A wonderful qeustion to ask really and made me think to of my son's mood and mine. And thats a lovely photo of him =) #pocolo

    1. I never thought of it as a circle, but that's a good way to put it :) x

  4. I completely agree with this, and even more so when they get older! Kids pick up on our moods, but are also capable of putting us in a grump. It's then up to us to snap out of it and try and restore happiness. No mean feat on an average of five hours sleep ;-) #PoCoLo

  5. I think you have a point, it's a two way thing. It's a relationship like any other and we effect each other. Definitely some food for thought here

  6. I think we set the mood. Children if unhappy or tired can be grumpy but I think it's up to is as parents to try to improve their mood although sometimes it's easier to just join them in their grumpiness! Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

  7. This is a really interesting discussion. I notice that with Ross (my other half) and me it depends how strong either of our moods are at the time. What I mean by that is that if I am more determined to be grumpy than he is happy then I will win him over to my side but if I am more happy, then he will go that way too. I reckon that it is the same with babies although we are the determining factor as they are more easily influenced. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x