Solicitor of Kisses & Hugs

I came home from work last week, and greeted my boys at the door like I always do.

I announced:  “Hiiii boys!!  Mommy’s home!  How was your day?

They were energetic as ever, and were bouncing off one thing or another when I walked in.  I heard the murmured “hellos” and the “it was good” responses from somewhere within our apartment.

I caught sight of Jayden and asked him:

Jayden, are you going to give Mommy a hug and kiss please?

He smiled his cheeky smile, jumped off our ottoman in the living room, turned away from me and said:  “Later.”

Ohhhh…what do you mean “later”?  Can I have a hug and kiss NOW?

“Not now Mommy.  Laaaattter!” came the emphasized reply as I saw the back of Jayden walking away.

I started to make sniffling sounds to pretend I was really upset and was on the verge of tears.  My murmured pretend sobs became gradually louder and louder….

No one wants to give Mommy a kiss and hug for hello!”  cried the self-pitying me.

Just then, knowing that Jayden may have upsetted me and playing off that, Joshua materialized from nowhere, ran into my arms and gave me a big hug and a hard kiss.

Jayden on the other hand seemed unfazed by my Oscar-crying performance.

After a few more pretend sniffles, my big baby boy finally came towards me and declared: “Oh….Ooookay…then!”

With a ounce of sympathy and a whole lot of reluctance, I finally got my kiss and hug!!

Even though I was pretending to cry, it was my heart that was crying!! What is happening to my baby boy??   Where did he get that attitude??  I have to beg for kisses and hugs now?

He’s not even 3 years old yet!!

Author: yousillymommy

Mommy blogger. Writer. Avid Traveler with children in tow. Lover of great foods, wines & adventures.

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