My kids don't want to leave my side during the holidays. Maybe they think they'll miss something fun, maybe they don't want to get lost, maybe they're afraid I'll leave them on purpose?
Today I dropped my little ones off at my gym's babysitting. When I turned to hug them and say, "Be back soon, I love you!" another little boy, about 2, looked up at me and stretched his arms out for a hug.
I went with it. Someone wants a hug, I do not deny! I bent down and hugged him, telling him (laughing to myself) "I'll be back soon..." Instantly I had two kids crying. One of my own (mad I was giving attention to a total stranger his size) and the kid I hugged who was now screaming with his arms raised trying to get me to pick him up and hold him.
Oh boy...I thought as I looked around for help.
The gym babysitters glared at me like I just ruined their day (maybe I did...nothing worse than a crying kid)
I held my youngest child calming him down promising I loved him and wasn't trading him in for another kid. Meanwhile the other kid was so unhappy, they had to call his mom. Before I could create any more drama, I headed for the bikes happy Christmas is only days away.
Something about the holidays makes everyone super happy or on the verge of tears. Be careful out there!