If you have just discovered my blog or are dropping by after some time away, every Monday for the past couple of weeks I have been running a Cherish your Cherubs Project here on my blog. A little project to help us appreciate and adore our children/cherubs more and a way to record and remember them in our lives. Every week I share a topic and other bloggers link up and share how they have gone focusing on that topic in their lives. So far we have done:
Week 1 - Record
Week 2 - Remember
Week 3 - Interview
Week 4 - Praise
Week 5 - Write.
This week is the last week for this project and the topic is Affection. For Week 6: I wanted you to work on showing some more affection to your cherubs. As a parent I believe that physical touch plays a big role in how children feel about themselves and affects the way they move into relationships they have in the future. Some suggestions were to spend time hugging, patting, rocking, cuddling, holding hands or even brushing their hair.
With my seven cherubs they love me to show affection in different ways. Each child is different and unique. We have grown to love each other more and more over the years and we have also worked out what works best for us in relation to affection as mother and child.
Here is what each of my cherubs love:
Sam loves it when I hug him and hold him tight.
Liberty loves hugs that are cheek to cheek...and squishy!
Harmony loves hugs that are close but... not so squishy.
Eli loves hugs that involve kisses and squishing and everything!
Nathan loves an arm around the shoulder hug and me just chatting.
Chelsea likes close hugs and to have fun with nose kisses!
As Chelsea is taller than me our hugs normally involve me leaning on HER shoulder!!
Liahona loves hugs and kisses and big smooches!
We are an affectionate family and I love to see my children show affection to each other as well. I love it when I catch them being caring and loving and kind naturally...instead of affection only happening when I have had to say, "Go and hug your sister or brother and say sorry for what you just did" Haha!
I find when I make the effort to show more affection to my children, I receive it back in return. They offer to give me a back rub, run up and give me a hug for no reason, pat my leg or rub arm when we are talking or sit closer to me when we are chilling on the couch.
This week is the last week of my Cherish your Cherubs Project and I have had so much fun writing about the six different topics. Thank YOU so much for joining in and for all of the wonderful women who linked up with me each week. I found you inspiring and so appreciate the sneak peak into your homes and your hearts.
Now for the fun part. Time to link up your Week 6. Affection moments you have to share. This can be a new blog post or an older blog post. Anything that relates to showing affection to your children. I will leave the link open for the rest of the week and I hope that if you do decide to link up a post that you will take the time to read and comment on a few others to spread the blog love. I am looking forward to reading what you have to share and thanks so much for joining in.