31st October 2011

Hank: Mom, watch this!
(He grins and dunks a jar underwater. Water splashes up on his face, and I laugh.)
Hank: Why did you laugh?
Me: Because you looked so happy, it made me feel happy.
Hank: Oh. You caught it?
Me: I caught your happy?
Hank: Yes.
Me: I did.

11 thoughts on “Susceptible

  1. Anne

    Love the toenail polish. BTW, I bought a fitbit because of your post about it, and I love that little device almost as much as my phone. People are disconcerted when I reach into my bra to pull it out and check on my mileage, but otherwise it’s a total win. Am trying to walk at least 12K steps/day now. Thanks for a life-changer, and keep up the good work. I admire you.

  2. Theresa


    In my home state of Mississippi, a happy is a small gift given for no reason and for which no reciprocation is expected. Also known in Louisiana as a lagniappe or a searcy (sp?) in the Carolinas.
    Southern shopkeepers everywhere are going to get nervous if happies can be so spontaneously created and traded.

  3. Homa

    Kids are the best, aren’t they? My daughter will tell me “I make you happy, Mama!” when she thinks I am down. She does.

  4. Melanie

    Sigh. I love this so much! My son is only 15 months old and I already love our “chats.” I can’t wait to see what he comes up with when he has a vocabulary.

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