3 HUGS, 2 children, 1 husband
Yes, I have spent much of the past week holding my children because of their illnesses. And, yes, I get to hug my husband every day. But, I have always gotten these hugs. It was my realization at the beginning of this year that it just wasn’t enough. I was craving more human contact than that. Apparently I am back in the same boat. Sure, I have hugged my mother in law and neighbors this week, but going from an average of 9 adults a day down to 1 or 2 has apparently really affected me.
It became painfully clear when as I was watching TV and movies all day (again) with the kids I found myself focusing on EVERY SINGLE hug that happened. I analyzed them. I rated them based on how much I would have liked to have gotten the hug. During the American Idol results show (which I had recorded) I even gave one of the contestants a title of official hugger. He was the first one named to the top 10 and he waited for everyone who came after him with open arms. Sigh. I need more hugs…
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.