My son is a thoughtful soul. Sometimes it takes some looking to find it…but it is there. He is gentle and easily hurt. A mother sees what the toothy grin can try to hide.
He has always insisted on giving me hugs and kisses before I leave to go anywhere. Even a 15 minute run to the library or store. I can holler a goodbye, that I’ll be back in a few minutes and in response I’ll hear “just a minute” as my boy races to me for a “hug & kiss!”
I’m surprised that at nine years old he insists on this. I’ll admit I sometimes get annoyed…enough already, I’ll be right back & I need to get going. I know I should enjoy this while it lasts…
Recently I asked why we do this every time I’m leaving. He told me “just in case”. “Just in case what?” I asked.
“In case you get in a car accident or something,” he said as his voice trailed off, not wanting to elaborate on the something.
Wow. I had no idea. OK then. Hugs and kisses it is. For as long as you like kid.