Recently I have been looking at my children in a new way. Dont get me wrong I have always loved but them but recently it has really hit home how special they are. I don't know maybe getting caught up with three children took its hold a bit? I am not sure but tonight my eldest asked me to tuck him into bed. He is nearly nine and sometimes is far to cool for this, but as I did so and kissed him on his head I realise dI hadn't kissed him for a long time. I tell him I love him but when did I last kiss him. When did this slip, why does it seem uncomfortable to hug him? I don't want that.
I want him to hug me again like he did when he was a toddler. Was it having more children that let this slip. I really didn't mean it to stop, I really didn't. It makes me sad and really made me think I need to make much more of an effort. So when he asked me to tuck him I kissed him lots and lots. I thought he would push me away but no he loved it. His smile was so wide. You see for nearly nine he is my little boy.
My little boy who may act so old but he will always be my boy. My boy that brings me so much joy. My boy who makes me so so proud. My boy who may be a bot of a handful at times but I know he will do well in life. He is so unique so special. I don't want to miss out on this, I don't want him to grow up thinking he can't cuddle his mum. You see thats how my parents were, I do not remember cuddling them and I don't want that for mine.
My boy is growing up and needs to be investing in, I really hope I don't fail him. We are trying our hardest with him, trying to keep him involved, not getting stuck in toddler mayhem.
Its such a special time this raising kids. Although we don't feel it its such an massive privilege to be a parent. I always remind myself that I am more than blessed with my little children.
My almost 19 yr old still loves a hug, My 5 yr old still gives the most amazing cuddles and I am going to be so sad when they become more grown up hugs. He gets in bed with me every morning and snuggles his little warm body up against me and just smells so amazing! I don't want him to grow up lol xReplyDelete
You are never too old for a cuddle and all children are really precious. I love the smell that my boys have and also hope that as they grow older they still want hugsReplyDelete
I am enjoying watching my children grow and become the wonderful people that they are and hope that they'll always want to cuddle with their old mum! We are all blessed with our beautiful children. It's such a privilege to be a mother.ReplyDelete
Aww I hope my daughter never gets too old for cuddles. My favourite part of the day is when she climbs into bed with me in the morning for a snuggle. I refuse to get up without it!ReplyDelete
Ah this is a lovely post! Just went a gave my children a big hug xReplyDelete
I totally agree you are never to old for cuddles ;) xReplyDelete
yes, you are never too old for cuddles, I still get a cuddle every now and then from my 27 year old! Strangely though, I don't remember my mom being much of a cuddly person.ReplyDelete
I always worry that my children will 'grow out' of hugs. I hope that they always want a cuddle from me. I stopped cuddling my Mum and Dad at 13 years old and have always regretted it.ReplyDelete
I try and hug mine a lot - they're 12 and 17 years old. I want them to always feel like there's a hug here for them if they want one!ReplyDelete
My eldest two are 22 and 18 and still like a hug, in fact my 18 year old now picks me up and squeezes me as he is giant compared to me nowReplyDelete
I do hope that my kids don't grow out of giving me hugs, I don't get them so much now my eldest is almost 12 its not cool, but she will if shes going out or not feeling great.ReplyDelete
I totally agree, you are definitely never too old to have a cuddle xReplyDelete
I really hope my son doesn't grow out of it.ReplyDelete
My son is not far from 17 now, and well, he still has a cuddle with his mum! Never too old. EVER!ReplyDelete
This is something I was thinking about the other day. I don't hug my parents much but I really don't want to get to a point where it's the same with my children.ReplyDelete
Being in the moment, and showing affection when the fancy takes you is so important. All too quickly are they too big for a cuddle, my 17 year old struggles to hug is old Mum these days :)ReplyDelete