Touchy Feely, Much?

As Alex has gotten older, he’s become more loving. As an infant he was only interested in cuddling if it was time to sleep or he had a fever. Things haven’t changed that much, but he does occasionally give hugs willingly. He’ll even give a kiss or two once in a while.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t really understand when it is appropriate to be loving. He loves most adults, and I am learning more and more about the fact that he loves certain little ladies.

At the playground the other day he found a special someone again. She had just had her second birthday and was a beautiful little girl. (He has good taste, I must say.) He followed her around, asked her to hold his hand, and completely ignored me for a good ten minutes.

When she went up the stairs, he went up the stairs. When she went into the tunnel, he went into the tunnel.

And then he gave her a hug.

He put his little chubby arms around her, placed his head gently on her back, and said “awww.”

She didn’t seem too interested in the hugging, so he would stop for a few seconds before trying to hug her again. Hug, stop. Hug, stop. Hug, stop.

Then he laid down in the tunnel, and hugged her legs. He tried to pull her down with him, saying, “night night!”

A bit unreserved, no?

Hey! It's me! And Alex! In the same picture!

11 thoughts on “Touchy Feely, Much?

  1. Alex! You are too cute! And a forward with the ladies, huh? Well you better hug me like that next time im in town!!

  2. Oh gosh, you better keep him away from Burgh Baby, because those two together would be trouble! : )

  3. Too cute. I have a daughter who likes to give very TIGHT hugs. Her poor friends (and sister) have been suffocated more than once.

  4. so sweet 🙂
    better watch out though – he’s going to be a lady’s man or heartbreaker (OR BOTH!).

    also be glad you’re not on the other end… people need to lock up their daughters hehe 🙂

  5. How cute! My kid has always been really affectionate. I wish he just hugged people. He tries to make out with girls, too …

  6. This is such an awesome age, but the lack of social skills is sometimes a bit embarrassing. My 20 month old will stare at strangers and ask them for bites of their food.

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