"Mama, I want to give you one hundred kisses!" ~my Lila (about twice a week)
And I'd happily let her.
One of the things that I love most about being a mama is... getting one hundred kisses in a row. :) Truly, I love the affection my children give me, and the affection they allow me to give them. It's a wondrous thing. Snuggles are one of our love languages, and we always hug and kiss each other every time one of us leaves the house. Even if it's just to the grocery store.
Our favorite way to watch a movie is cuddled up on the couch together, pillows thrown all over the place.
Lila kisses the palm of my hand every morning when I drop her off at school, a la "The Kissing Hand." Just this morning, she held up the car line because she jumped back into the van to kiss Charlotte on the head. No one minded a bit. :)
Parker melts into a puddle when I scratch his back or run my fingers through his hair. It's how I used to get him to sleep when he was a baby, and he still adores it.
Charlotte won't go to sleep at night without running into the living room to "get Daddy's kiss" first.
One of my favorite quotes ever is this one: "Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives." ~C. S. Lewis
How do you and your kids show that you love each other? Do you have your own little "love language" or bedtime snuggling rituals? I'd love to know more about how mamas love their babies, so tell me in the comments below!
From now until Mother's Day, I'll be doing a blog series on motherhood, entitled What I Love About Being a Mama. Yesterday, I shared with you a bit about sibling relationships and asked you for tips on fostering friendships between your children. Today, I'm shared with you how much I adore their sweet cuddles and affection. Stay tuned for the next few weeks of this series... I'll be featuring interviews, giveaways, and special gifts just for my readers. I promise, you won't want to miss a single post! :)
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