Ethan doesn’t do cuddles!
Well not ‘normal’ cuddles anyway but he is a very affectionate little boy and I treasure all the moments we have.
Why have I decided to blog about this today? Well to be honest it’s something that I have wanted to blog about for a while because I really struggled with at first when the realisation hit me that Ethan doesn’t give me massive bear hugs and it did hit me hard but its part of Ethan’s personality and that’s what makes him our special little boy.
What brought these feelings to the surface again today is that I received a cuddle from a little girl that I really wasn’t expecting. It was our first time attending a drop in morning organised by the hospital for children under four with additional needs. I had never met this little girl before so I was very taken aback when she walked right up to me flung her harms around my neck and gave me a massive cuddle. I cuddled her back and her mum apologised to me but I told her not to be silly as it was a pleasant unexpected surprise.
It did upset me a little as it reminded me how much I would love this to be how Ethan greeted me when I come home from work but I know that I have to be grateful for how affectionate Ethan can be when its on his terms as some parents can’t even touch their children let alone dream of any type of cuddle.
For Ethan its all about touching our heads, if he touches your head you know he likes you. Whilst we were on holiday I actually captured it in a photo as when I try to explain it to people they just don’t understand. This is Ethan showing his daddy how much he loves him…
Ethan does also back into us for cuddles and when Ethan is happy to I can ask for a cuddle and Ethan will lay onto my chest whilst I wrap my arms around him.
I love my Ethan cuddles and hopefully he loves them too…