#16 When my daughter gives me a hug out of the blue
Ah, how lovely it is to get hugs!
Now, I’m not talking about the type of hugs that you sometimes get from strangers. That’s a bit weird. Whenever I watch those shows like Come Dine With Me and everyone greets everyone else with hugs and kisses, I actually find myself getting those involuntary shivers (you know the ones, like when you touch something slimy – same feeling). I cannot bring myself to hug a perfect stranger. In fact, I am not really that big on hugging friends either and even distant family members. Have you ever had one of those occasions, where you go to a relatives home and all their relatives (not remotely related to you) are there and they all greet you as if you’re their bosom buddy with a kiss on the cheek and a tight squeeze Yuck!
Maybe that sounds a bit cruel to some of you and I appreciate that everyone is different. Just so you know, if you do ever see me in the street, don’t throw your arms around me as I might employ some tactical defence manoeuvres 🙂
Now, my immediately family and hugs, well that’s different, that’s something special. Especially hugging my mum and dad, who I only get to see once a year (if I am lucky) so I do try to hug them as much as possible which, I suppose, can get a bit embarrassing for them to have a grown woman slobbering all over them in the middle of town but I don’t really care haha (Double standards you might say but I must reiterate that this is my parents – entirely different to my Aunty’s second cousin’s cousin twice removed and related through marriage hehe).
Which is why I particularly love hugs from my daughter. She is without a doubt the most precious person in my life and she loves cuddles but on her terms. If I go up to her and cuddle her out of the blue, she may respond with a hug and a kiss or she may respond with an EEEWW MUMMY! But then there are those occasions where, out of no where, she will give me a great big hug. What a wonderful feeling, to have those little arms wrapped around my neck and the little round cheek pressed tightly against my own and sometimes I will even get the little whisper “I love you mama” xxxxxx Those little showers of love – well nothing can top it!
So if you have a loved one who you haven’t hugged or cuddled in a while, do it. It will make their day and it will put a smile on your heart 🙂
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