Baby talk can sometimes be downright aggressive.
I mean really, "I just want to gobble you up!" or "You're so cute, I could eat you!" or, "Give me those cheeks."
My weakness is baby feet. My babies feet were most certainly the most adorable things in the entire world. Don't get me started on the smell....delicious.
But why? Why do we get the urge to sniff and bite and sometimes eat our babies (or that cute pup or fluffy little kitten)?
Well, scientists are just starting to understand more about the phenomenon which is so fittingly called 'cute aggression'.
These dimorphous expressions ( when you express something different than what you are feeling) help to regulate our brains by filtering in a negative response to balance out our overwhelmingly positive emotion.
These expressions are also responsible for reactions like crying when you are happy or laughing when you are nervous. You may even find yourself reacting with sadness, an " awwwwww" and a frown when that little nugget of yummy is staring at you.
So the next time you see something so cute that you could bite it, don't fret, you're completely normal; it's simply your brain balancing the intense cuteness to bring you back to an even keel.
Kinda makes sense I guess.