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C'est la Vie: If Mama Ain't Happy...

Mom's for decades, maybe longer, have used this saying to show their authority to control the mood of the home. Today I was watching my son play with a friend and he was having a great time. I wasn't in a bad mood or anything, but seeing my sweet boy full of joy really made me happy. Which made me think maybe the saying should be: if kids are happy, mama's happy!

My own mother has told me how some of her most difficult times in life were when she knew one of her kids was unhappy or struggling with school or friendships. (Those pre-teen years must have been a real nightmare!) Even now, I feel sick inside when I know one of my kids is feeling ill or hurt. It's going to be a long life I guess.

So what do you think? Is nobody happy if mom's not happy? Or is mom not happy if the kids aren't happy?

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