Well, John has turned four and he is not the cuddly boy he used to be. He used to be content to sit rightnext to me all the time and shower me with hugs and kisses any time, any place. But, now that is not the case! He has,unfortunately, realized that he is four and that is a very old age and therefore not conducive to a mama who loves to kiss and hug these angels that have been placed in her life. I have been told that I do kiss John a lot, but look at him. To have one conversation with him and you wouldn't blame me.
I lived with a father who didn't always tell me that he loved me, but always, always showed me with that practical way that people have sometimes. So, I started to look for ways that John showed me that he loves me. Every single morning, after I get dressed, he comes into my room and says, "Mama, you look beautiful today", he actually knocks me over when I am down on my knees and I ask him for a hug and gleefully shouts, "Mama, I knocked you over with my love ". And, I am also sad to report, my Sean has taught these boys to "head butt". Even my baby, Hunter. So, sometimes, I go to Hunter's crib for a kiss and he butts me in the head and laughs with such joy. And while this Mom may really miss the close hugs and the sloppy kisses, I'll take the head butts.