July 17, 2012

Rules for my boys

All My Sons

As my boys get older and inch up taller past my shoulder, I have a rule that they have to give me a hug every morning and every night before bed, and whenever I want one in between even when they're sixteen. I sometimes make them repeat that. At church, I see the son put his arm around his mother during the service and I take notes. I want that, too. When they are teenagers and when they are thirty.

27 comments:

  1. I have that....my boys are 33 and 31 and hugs abound!!!! I love it! When they were home...all ages...they had to come in at night and give us both a kiss good night! For love and for checking out what had gone on for the evening:))

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  2. Right on. I don't have trouble with the hugs...it's the kisses. Even my youngest turns his head so that he gets a kiss on the cheek instead of the mouth. But, as long as I still get hugs on request, all is good. My 18-year-old still comes and finds me before he goes to bed and gives me a hug.

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  3. Gus tells me he loves me a hundred times a day. I want that forever.

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  4. yes.yes.yes...gotta have me a mama's boy! ;o)

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  5. Absolutely love it... Mine have to come and give me a hug and a greeting whenever they return from anywhere: the store, sport, the library, anywhere... no going off to dump your stuff first or anything else - greet your mum first!!! And you greet your mum with a hug - I don't care how tall you are or how huge your feet have grown!!!

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  6. I would love a hug from my son, just because. Maybe some day.

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  7. Love your rule, Steph! The rule I gave Shawn years ago (he's now 12) is that he must kiss me 'til I die. (No matter how old he is. ; ) He has accepted that as a good idea, so...So far, so good!

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  8. hear! hear! with three boys {and a girl} in our family this is also a must. i don't even mind if they roll their eyes a little as they do it.

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  9. yes! a rule all boys should live by. :)

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  10. so I have two boys, and although they are very bitty right now, I too want the same.

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  11. Hi, I stumbled upon your blog and have enjoyed reading it. I have a son also and hope this can always happen. My brothers were always affectionate towards my mother and still are, even at 37 years of age, so they give me hope. It is possible!

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  12. I LOVE this!! I so want that, too!

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  13. Yup. I saw and see how my brothers are with my Mom and I don't want that. I want to love on my boys and I want my boys to love on me.
    YES.

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  14. Me too. I was just thinking today, while nursing my toddler, about how I wondered if he'd still hug me when he was a teenager.
    I think I'm going to start telling him those rules now so that they stick. :)

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  15. yes, yes, yes! they must always be sweet to their mama!

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  16. I totally agree! Today, my three-year old sat on my lap at the pool and said he wanted to cuddle. Another mom said, "Oh, did he wake up too early? Is he tired?" I said, "No, he just wants to cuddle." I was so happy, and I hope he's always that affectionate with me.

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  17. For all of my kids, actually. And so, far, so good. Even Justin at 13 is good about hugging me in front of anyone, anytime.

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  18. I love this. My rule is that Amara must always say "good night" to me. Even if I'm out of town, there's always a phone or Facetime!

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  19. Totally agree! I have a son and a daughter. My son is such a mama's boy that he loves hugging me all the time. I hope it continues. His endless affection is so special!

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  20. Is it wrong that the times when I think about hugs and holding hands and such, I'm almost a little glad that Mister Man is autistic and misses some of those social cues? I'll never do it to embarrass him, but I love that he still runs to give me hugs at almost 9. :)

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  21. Good rule. Getting hugs is awesome. We've already entered the please don't hug me in public with the 12yo, but even she's lightened up a bit on that, which makes me happy!

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