He never hugs back for the pictures. But he really is quite the hugger when the camera isn't around.
I didn't go running today AND I didn't feel guilty about not going. I actually haven't gone running since my race. Usually if I don't go, I feel all bad like I'm ruining all my hard work. But I decided to take some time off no questions asked. It's been weird to not go and burn off some steam of the day after the kids go to bed. But the 7 blisters on my feet and the big toe toenail that feels like it's going to fall off are begging me to stop for a bit. These have all been bothering me for a least a month, but now that it's ok to stop for a minute, I gladly will.
I swear I have had nothing to say on here for a while because I get all my thinking done while out running for whatever amount of time it is that day. I have grown to really like my running therapy sessions where I am in charge, hehe.
Even after these days of no running I guess I still don't have much to say. I have been going through deleting pictures out of my iphoto library because frankly there is no good reason for me to have 5000 pics in there. I found a trend over the last 6 months or so whenever Alli and James get in the pictures together as you can see. Sometimes I cannot believe these overly affectionate children are even mine. Me, who is not a hugger of people outside of my husband and children. Me, who gets harassed by friends and family at my dread of giving the awkward hug. Me, trying and slowly getting over the weirdness of hugging people. (I just don't see the point of regular basis hugging. If you get a hug from either I really mean it, or i'm cringing and just doing the customary thing to do.)
Anyway, Me! I have children who are huggers and kissers to the MAX! James and Alli will NOT let Derek leave the house for work without giving them a hug and kiss AND me as well, or they will FREAK out. So that makes for a lot of hugging and kissing morning noon and night around here. Plus James is a SUCH a cuddle boy. I realized I'm raising a wimp because every time he comes crying to me I can't help but grab him in for the best head my shoulder squeeze of a cuddle. I crave it.
But it doesn't stop there. When were are with family, James makes my parents hug and kiss and then he has to hug and kiss them and so on....Then the aunts and uncles, James will pick and choose who he wants a hug and a kiss from. We'll be at Derek's family's house in Raymond and he'll be laying in bed begging for aunt Brett or Stephy to come up for a kiss and a hug. He'll also just go up to any random person at any time and give them a kiss. And watch out, he is a kisser of lips only. (right Jaime?!)
I think James likes to beat up Alli and pull out fistfuls of her hair so he can give her an 'I'm sorry hug' after. I cannot even begin to tell you about the weirdness of this kid James. He is so particular about some things. I just am so glad he can talk a mile a minute or we would have tantrums like CRAZY here. I mean, how would I know if he wants his socks on or off before bed, blankets or no blankets, the heater on or off, a pillow, or just different pyjamas on, no pyjamas, and how about sleeping on the floor?! Let me tell you, with him, it DOES matter, and it's different everyday, and that's just one situation. Getting dressed and meal time, WOW. And there is no use trying to change his mind because it won't work, unless it's a complete ridiculous idea, (ridiculous as in, he wanted to sleep on the table the other day) I have learned to just do it his way. Derek is still learning sometimes, haha.
I really could start a daily journal of this kid and have something crazy/entertaining/bizarre to say about him everyday. Like today, he gets down from his stool at breakfast and is carrying his bowl of cereal around. I tell him he better sit up to eat. And he says, 'too busy.'
Ok, I'm a mom and I could go on and on, maybe I should start that journal.
And not to forget how sweet Alli is. The other day she asked 'Do you know what happened to grandpa's hair?' (he may a little thin on top) And after she gave a kiss (as we love to do) she said, 'I have little lips, you have old lips.'
Well, when I sat down I had no idea what I was going to write, and that was the result. Kinda all over the place. Someday I'll look back on this and be so happy I got all this love when I have punk teenage kids.
I'm looking at may calendar, and for the month of May there was something written down pretty much everyday. I just flipped to June, a whole lotta nothin. Hopefully this nice weather stays so our whole lotta nothin can be at the park and the likes.