Last night, we watched Super Nanny. Yes, we watch crappy reality shows. Don't judge me, ha! ;)
The mom on the show was completely clueless and devoid of emotion with her kids. It seemed like she gave up on being a mother. It was pretty painful to watch her flounder and literally hide from her children during the day, to avoid interacting with them.
So, one of the kids on the show, her 12 year old daughter, says she can't remember the last time her mother hugged her.
My husband and I just looked at each other with tears in our eyes. We spent the remainder of the show talking about how we couldn't imagine not hugging Noah or interacting with him. In the end, the mother came around, but it was so heartbreaking. It made me wonder about what that does to a child's self esteeem in the long run.
So, not only on Valentine's Day, but every day- show the people in your life how much you love them. Throw your arms around them and squeeze!
6 years ago