Our Toddler is finally being sweet and cuddly!
What parent doesn’t like loving attention from their toddlers?
I love when baby CJ decides to show me some love, especially because it doesn’t happen often. If I ask for a hug or a kiss and he ignores me or walks away, I accept it. Sadly, but I accept it.
I don’t believe in forcing my child to show me affection. It has to come from him. I believe this way, he grows up knowing that he doesn’t owe anybody anything when they ask for it if he doesn’t want to do so and vise-versa.
As you may or may not remember from My Baby Hates Cuddles post, I talked about how at 3 months old, baby CJ was his own baby. He later started opening up to hugs. All by himself!
As of lately, he’s been sweeter and cuddlier than ever! Husband thinks it’s a phase because if I’m busy or holding something where I am unable to hug back, he starts to scream and cry. He calls it the clingy phase. I wish I could hug him every time he wants a hug because I don’t want them going to waste, but sometimes it’s impossible to do so. It breaks my heart when he cries, but I also wish he understood that when I’m holding a knife cutting chicken, it’s probably not the best time for a hug.
Sometimes it just feels like he’s buttering us up. Let me elaborate. He does something he’s not supposed to, so he runs to one of us and starts to hug and kiss. Who can stay mad at that? He really knows how to play us sometimes!
Whatever his motives are, we’re glad to see that he is developing some smarts! Haha.
When did your little one start showing you some love?