deird1: the kidlet, looking oh so cute (kidlet with hat)
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It's rather interesting getting to see what raw emotion looks like.

I thought I had seen people acting genuine, pure misery before - but really, if you think about it, most actors* are actually trying to convey the concealment of misery. Genuine emotion, in adults, most often looks like someone trying to restrain that emotion.

With babies, on the other hand...

When the kidlet is miserable, he is MISERABLE. No holds barred unhappy, with the facial expressions to show the world. Being within ten metres of him at all times means that I am getting an excellent education in the actual, unrestrained versions of emotions like misery, happiness, worry, tired grumpiness, and contentment.

It is extremely fascinating.

* with the exception of James Van Der Beek in that hilarious Dawson's Creek gif



I will now leave you with a display of genuine happiness, for your edification:

Date: 2015-01-09 05:46 pm (UTC)
curiouswombat: (hug)
From: [personal profile] curiouswombat
They really show what they feel at that age, don't they? And what a wee sweetie he is.

Date: 2015-01-09 05:49 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Default)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
He's adorable.


Gabrielle

Date: 2015-01-10 12:22 am (UTC)
immer_am_lesen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] immer_am_lesen
ah, it's all a grand learning experience, isn't it? :-)
They say your kids learn from you, but I've found that we adults learn a lot from them, too.
Gorgeous little gummy smile there- I love getting those, too. You're doing well. :-)

Date: 2015-01-10 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] a2zmom
What a cutie patootie!

I'm sorry I missed the actual birth. It sounds like you're enjoying the experience which is the most important thing imo.

Date: 2015-01-10 09:09 pm (UTC)
zeborah: Map of New Zealand with a zebra salient (New Zealand zebra)
From: [personal profile] zeborah
The day my friends' son discovered spinning tops - I have never heard anyone laugh with such astonished delight. (Of course he's always loved anything that goes round and round. The washing machine is a perennial favourite which has been known to soothe him when woken by nightmares.)
Edited (Er, their son, my kinda-sorta honorary nephew) Date: 2015-01-10 09:10 pm (UTC)

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