Favorite Family Activity - Livin' the Good Life
Jun. 19th, 2013
10:04 pm - Favorite Family Activity
In contrast to the previous post about depriving babies and children of loving touch and a "hands-on" mother, I, myself, was a "hands-on" mother on steroids! Ever since I was a little girl, I always felt better with something in my arms. My mom said she rarely saw me without a doll tucked under my arm. I mean, really, I couldn't leave my baby at home! She would miss me! Even today, it feels so good to have a child, like little Ollie, wrapped in my embrace. Nothing better. I think the inner arms must have extra sensitive receptors, because it's so pleasurable to hold another human being. And it's not just babies. I love holding children of all ages. (And don't forget grown-ups. They need cuddles too!)
Here Steve snapped a candid shot of a familiar scene: me reading to the kids (Damian and Gabe) in bed. It was our favorite family activity... and a good excuse for snuggling up with an older child.