Amanda - posted on 11/08/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )
Growing up my parents were never really too physically affectionate towards my sister and I. I mean yes they said I love you and did things with us and took us places and bought us things but as for actually sitting down on the couch and snuggling they weren't big fans of that. However once I had my son at 17 I was the total opposite! I love snuggle time, I used to give him hugs and kisses and hold him as much as possible! I always told him I loved him and was consitant with that. I had 3 more daughters and now my kids ages 7,4, almost 3 and almost 2 I am still the same way! I love sitting on the couch watching movies or tv shows with them, and snuggling with all of them! Everynight we say our bedtime prayer and hug and kiss as well! My son who rides the bus to school still hugs and kisses me before he gets on the bus and turns around and says "I love you so much mom!". My daughters are the same way if I need to run somewhere and they can't go! I am just wondering if a lot of people are like this or affectionate when they need to be, like when their child is hurt, scared, tired or when they want hugs and kisses. Would love to hear some input!