3 HUGS, 2 children, 1 husband
A little known fact about me: crowds totally freak me out! I love people but a crazy thing happens when they are all crowded in a small area fighting for space. My shoulders hunch over trying to make myself as small as possible, my breath quickens and my eyes dart around for the quickest escape. When my kids are with me those feelings are compounded by like a thousand. I get this irrational fear that one of them will get lost or that they will be taken. So ridiculous especially since the baby is always on my hip and 4 year old could never escape my death grip.
Did I really think I would escape ridiculous crowds by looking for my costume on the Friday before Halloween? Well, let me tell you I didn’t. Nor did I get a Halloween costume. Nor did I get a hug. I was too freaked out to ask. I encountered and even talked to quite a few people that probably would have loved my hugs. Hmmm….guess I know what I need to work on over the next 166 days. Oh my goodness. I think I am breaking out in hives just writing about this. Gah. I guess I have a LOT of work to do. Wish me luck…
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.