I mean, I can be kindof a baby when I'm super sick. (strep, bronchitis, etc) and I just want to moan and eat popsicles. but I think it's different than what they do. their perspective is fundamentally changed.
experiment: the next time you shoo her hands out of your way to zip/button up her coat (for example. really just the next time she "zones out") - watch her. she's different. an hour ago she was watching Dexter make a necklace out of nipples and eyeballs - now she gasps in shock if you reference her 'cunt'. manarisms, speaking cadence, maybe even her posture can change.
it's not really the same as feeling a little mopey, or impatient after a tough day or a flu. they are fascinating creatures.
edit: this is a very narrow view, I apologize. I'm assuming a male/daddy & female/young'un. I can't speak intelligently on other-gendered relationships.
Edited by misterlisbon, 21 April 2019 - 10:44 AM.