Because of that, I have to assume he did cry as a baby. That means Mary probably had many nights when Jesus was teething or waking to eat during a growth spurt. The Bible does say he experienced what we experienced and we know from the description of his time on the cross that pain was included in his experiences.
So, that led me to wonder, how did Mary deal with it? Mary, though very righteous, was not perfect. Did she ever just want to give up? Did she ever kick Joseph and beg him to please just take over for one night because she was exhausted? Did she go to her local MOPS group and ask for advice on how to deal with tantrums or teething?
Did Jesus throw tantrums? I have written before that I think the cause of many tantrums is unmet expectations. Since we know Mary wasn't perfect, did the toddler Jesus have unmet expectations about meal time, play time, or bed time? Could a man who never sinner have thrown a tantrum as a toddler? Are tantrums always sinful or just a sign that our children are too young to process their emotional response to a given situation?
What was it like to sooth a teething baby knowing that he was your Savior also? Did it help Mary be a more patient mother? How did it affect her parenting style to her other children?
Geez... I thought I knew where I was going when I started writing, but now I seem to have more questions than before. What do you think?
By the way, the title of this post is also the title of one of my favorite Christmas songs.