Or as Lil G calls it, a mummy cuddle. My heart melts each time he asks, after all he will only ever say these words to me. As a family we decided some three years ago that we wouldn’t have a second child, therefore it makes me very happy that Lil G loves cuddles just as much as me, if not more. It’s our safe place. Where we can slip away into cuddle heaven just for a few seconds or if I’m lucky a few minutes.
I feel very lucky to have a little boy who regularly asks me for a cuddle and a kiss. Whether it be because he needs comforting, has hurt himself, is tired, or just wants to snuggle in. They are all just so lovely. More recently Lil G’s cuddles have been rather epic. He’s taken them to a whole new level. One which I am very much enjoying. As our gorgeous boy is growing he has found himself a new way of having a ‘mummy cuddle’. He has taken to sitting across me, which allows for a really really big squeeze. I like this, I like this a lot.
I often hear mummy’s saying that their little ones do not care much for a cuddle. If I’m honest, I’m not sure I would cope. I’m a cuddler *creates new word*. A kiss and cuddle sets me up for my day. They help me to recover from a tough day, from a long day. They pull me back to the safe place that is Our Little Family. I love nothing more than to hear Lil G say ‘I need a cuddle’. It really does make me smile. Go all gooey inside. Not only do I feel loved but it fills me with joy to know he does too.
So, I thought I would be clever and Google images for the definition of a cuddle, you know like the ones you always see on Instagram. OMG, seriously you should take a look at the images that pop up when you Google ‘definition of a cuddle’. I was expecting to see a few nice words to describe what I feel. Nope. Not at all. Not in the slightest. This is all wrong.
Back to the cuddles.
One lazy Sunday afternoon (that would be yesterday) whilst enjoying a snuggle with Lil G, I felt a nudge. I looked down, and this is what I found …
It would appear that our furry baby, or Alfie Bear as we call him was feeling left out. Bring on the Bear Cuddles. As I work from home two days of the week, he often stays very close to me on those days, keeping my feet warm, sitting with me as I work away on the laptop. Probably waiting in hope of leftovers, he does love a cuppa! For more on our furry baby you could read my post Bear Cuddles.
It is these ordinary moments which I will miss. When my boy has grown up, left the family home to make a safe zone of his own.
Signing off as mummy hargreaves, feeling very loved.