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Do your kids?

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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Do your kids give you a hug and a "love you" before they get on the school bus or head into the school?

I always make sure each of mine do. Dd's only 6 so she's still ok with it, ds who is 8 is much more hesitant but still does to appease me. Dh day's I'm being mean and embarrassing him by making sure he does. I disagree, I'm not making a big spectacle or anything just a "hey Owen come here!" *hugs* "love ya, have a good day." I guess I just feel like you never know what's going to happen between then and the end of the school day & I want them to always know that they're loved. I would hope that even when he's 16, he'll still let me give him that tiny bit of affection every day.

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WardosWifey
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 7:51 AM
Yes, both of mine do.
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ermka
by Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 7:55 AM
How old are they? This has really only become an embarrassment issue this year (since day turned 8)

Quoting WardosWifey:

Yes, both of mine do.
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a06z08mama
by Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 7:58 AM
Yep. But they are 4.5 & 6.

Even my nephews still hug and say I love you to my bro and sil. They are 16, 13, 11 & 8
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PurplePieguy
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:01 AM

My 6, 11 & 12 yr old, yes. My 16 & 14 yr olds, no. With them I get "eh" or "ok" as they get out of the van.

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indymom72
by Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:02 AM

If he's embarrassed I wouldn't press the issue.  But as a momma myself I understand how you feel. :)

the3Rs
by Bronze Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:04 AM
I don't force them to, but they all do of their own accord. In fact, sometimes I get distracted and they make sure we do. They are 13, 8, & 6 year old boys.
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luvmymunchkins3
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:04 AM
she sure does but she is 5 and a mommys girl
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coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:08 AM
DD (7) will but DS is 12 so all I get is an "I love you" and I'm fine with that. He doesn't even want us to go to the bus stop with him so I have to respect his wishes.
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mmeredith
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:09 AM

My girls give me hugs and kisses before school (oldest in K) but when they get bigger I'll do it before the bus gets here orbefore we leave the house. I don't want to embarrase them but I do want them to know that I love them.

ermka
by Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:23 AM
I really don't think it's as embarrassing to him as my dh thinks it is. He always just gives me a "look" and a sigh, but still gives me one. I guess when he's a little older it won't bug me as much if he throws his internal fit, lol. That and I probably won't be at the bus stop with him either (it's on the corner right across the street & I'm already catching flack because he wants to go out by himself, lol) but he's only 8 & only in 2nd grade. He's still little to me :(

Quoting indymom72:

If he's embarrassed I wouldn't press the issue.  But as a momma myself I understand how you feel. :)

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