The Little Daily: Hold On

by | Aug 30, 2012 | Little Daily, MOTHERHOOD | 2 comments

The Little Daily 30.8


Holding your kid in your arms. Is there anything better?

We are a very huggy family. Cuddlers from way back. Can't get through a day without squishing eachother tight.

I've been thinking though. How long should a hug last?

A million times I have had a busy kid wriggle out of my embrace. That's normal and I expect it will only increase as they get older. But how often am I releasing little arms from around my neck in order to get back to making beds/putting away washing/'insert mundane task here'?

I have been guilty of ending a cuddle too soon. Sure, sometimes I am dealing with a whingey kid who would glue himself to my torso if he had his way, and there are times when I absolutely have to get things done – my dinner prep seems to bring out the velcro in my children and giving into hug demands every time would see us eating at midnight. 

But most of the time, everything else can wait. Surely hugs should get right of way.

I want to be more conscious of staying in the embrace, making sure whomever is in my arms at the time gets the exact amount of cuddle they were looking for.

Don't we all want to be held that little bit longer? 


Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Bec | Bird with a chip

    I’m a cuddler too. I taught my farm bred Border Collies to be affectionate with hugs, so I figure, my Little Miss really has no choice but to join in really. Submit, small child, submit! Not sure whether you can put a definitive time on length of a hug though, can you? But I’m with you on hugs getting right of way. Except when I don’t want one…

  2. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Love this. Border Collies that hug. Perfect.

    And yes, hugs are brilliant unless you’re not in the mood…



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