Thursday, September 29, 2011

Smile Happy

At this point, I cannot even remember what he had done, but I was angry and David knew it. But please tell me, how am I supposed to stay irritated at a little boy--no matter what the transgression--when he looks into my eyes, touches my chin and says in his sweetest voice, "Mom-mom, smile happy?"

Well, he received the desired smile. I couldn't help it. And the term, "smile happy" has become a staple in our house. Actually, David has developed two terms "smile happy" is the verb, used when he wants to see someone smile and the reverse "happy smile" has become the noun, a comment on your pleasant expression.

What a clever boy. Imagine, at one point I was worried that David would never learn to speak and now he is manipulating the English language to more fully express emotions and at the same time successfully manipulating his mother to forgive and forget.

David, when asked to make a happy smile.


  1. What a cute smile; he would be able to get away with anything at my house if he just flashed that grin :)

  2. awww! How sweet! :)

  3. agreed, it is hard to imagine getting mad with that smile and the request for mom to smile-happy!

  4. I need a t-shirt that says "Smile happy." Love it!

    Max kisses me when he does something wrong.