The mom tries to make him understand that everyone goes through emotions. 'Yeah, we all get upset sometimes,' she tells him.
Some kids leave you stunned with the questions they ask or the way they talk about a situation. One such kid spoke about his emotions in a video and people were surprised at how wise and self-aware he is. A TikTok video by a mom @mom_aldie shows a bedtime conversation she had with her son, Aldie.
The video starts with Aldie saying that his feelings were hurt. "Today you did not make a smart choice so you hurt my feelings by not going outside so that's why I didn't wanna make the smart choice," says Aldie to his mom. Then he explains how he felt about not going out. "Earlier I couldn't go outside so I was still a little sad but that was a consequence but after I was a little sad I was a little bit upset..more than a little," the child says. The mom tries to make him understand that everyone goes through these emotions. "Yeah, we all get upset sometimes. We don't get what we want all the time," says his mother.
"Mama also don't, papa also don't but it's hard for babies to do that they're still babies. They don't understand that you have to not do that," Aldie responds. Then he gives another instance in the video and says he felt mad but was okay after a while. His mother makes him understand, "Life is like that we get upset, we get mad, we cry," he replies to her, "that's emotions mama." He then elaborates on what emotions are, "when you're upset or angry always different kinds of feelings even though when you're scared but its another emotion."
He then concludes that he was wrong and that today he had a "hard time doing emotion." His mother makes him understand that all of them are learning and it's okay to feel that way. In the end, he asks, "Even though when I was that mad you still love me." And she responds she does. He then hugs his mother in the video.
The video soon went viral with more than 15 million views. It is captioned, "Bedtime conversation. The last part made me ❤️🥺." @siryakuh commented, "What? He understands his emotions, he acknowledges them, and he looks at the brighter days too. Good boy." @mssharpifyanasty wrote, "Are you kidding me? How is he so wise?" @hahaha_fuck19 wrote, " I have never seen a child this self-aware."@raheltade expressed, "This boy understands his emotions better than my 40-year-old self." @brandylm43 pointed out, "I'm having a hard time controlling my emotions watching this. So moving and sweet. His comprehension and self-awareness are impressive." @delaila200 wrote, "Very smart and emotionally intelligent child. Imagine if there are a lot of parents that raise a child like that, the big difference it'll make."
The same video was also posted on Reddit by u/mindyour. It is captioned, "Bedtime conversations" and has about 59k upvotes. u/Ebelplant commented, "Apex parenting right here." u/asharwood wrote, "Seriously, more mature than most adults." u/lostock1995 pointed out, "If we all taught kids to be like this I think we’d all be better adjusted and nicer. Good for that mom for taking the time to raise a kid this way, and good for the kid for growing and learning! It is hard for kids, but he’s doing his best and it’s so nice to see."