Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hugs are Great, Even from Boys

Last night we set up the tent in the back yard for the kids to sleep in. I gave my 8 year old my high-power flashlight. He smiled, took it and started to walk away, but then turned around and gave me a hug around my legs. Then he turned and left. I just said, "You're welcome." Being number three out of four boys, I think he suffers from "middle child syndrome" if any of them do. He really likes the special attention.

This morning my 12 year old son walked in, gave me a hug and walked out, never saying anything. That was nice too.


1 comment:

John Esberg said...

The power of a hug is amazing. When I was a bible camp counselor, I found 100 hugs was a great way to end the day. It's unbelievable how much it does for your self esteem and interpersonal relationships.