Cuddles and Hugs
Xander is my cuddly child. He loves to sit on your lap, loves to be carried, loves to lay in bed next to you. He often has a “favorite” person that he wants to cuddle with, but that often changes. Some days it’s me. Others it’s my husband. Other days it’s could be another favorite person.
I adore the cuddles. The post nap cuddles are the best. He’s still a little sleepy and just wants to lay on me for a while as he fully wakes. We just sit and hang out until he decides that he’s done and gets up and wonders away. Having a cuddly child is sometimes a challenge as I try to cook dinner or carry laundry upstairs. There are times that I can’t cuddle right this second. If I’m carrying something, I’ve started asking Xander to hold my hand and walk with me. He (usually) will gladly take my hand and help me with my task. If that doesn’t work, I have started asking Xander for a hug so I can get on with my task.
If Xander is anything other than the cuddly child, he is a hugger. He loves to give hugs. He will run from across the house to give hugs. And when he gives hugs, he does it with every ounce of energy and love in his little two year old body. He wraps his arms around your neck and holds on tight while he gives a huge squeeze. He often shouts “HUGS” as he squeezes. If you don’t smile when he hugs you, you probably have no soul. Heck, I’m smiling just thinking about a hug from him right now.
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