As Aïcha knows she gets put to bed when she’s grizzly (i.e. not happy), she has started insisting that she is HAPPY when we are trying to put her to bed legitimately at naptime or [nightly] bedtime.

“Happy, happy,” she says, tilting her head to the side and grimacing a parody of a smile.

Sometimes Aïcha insists she is happy while fighting to keep the sobs out of her voice!

It’s cute and also sad at the same time.