Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Recharging the batteries

Did you know that mommies have batteries? They do! Not that long ago, I told you about a fat lip that I got from Prince Charming when I tried to steal a hug from him. (I still have a little bump leftover from that lovely incident, by the way…) Anyway, I am usually chopped liver when daddy is in the house. The kids will climb all over him and cuddle in his lap until he falls into a kids-make-me-feel-warm-and-cozy-and-sleepy coma in his big recliner.
I came up with a fun little idea that has been helping me get a little bit more affection from my kids, and thankfully daddy is helping in the pursuit of mommy cuddles. Want to know how I have been coercing lovingly suggesting that my kids give me hugs? Cue the batteries! The initial conversation went something a little like this:
Me: Did you know that mommies have batteries?
Boys: No.
Me:
They do! Want to know how they get recharged?
Boys:
What? What are you talking about?
Me:
Well, I have batteries inside me that run out of power and sometimes they need to get recharged. Want to know how they get full of power again?
Boys: How?
Me:
Hugs! When I get a hug from my boys, my mommy batteries get recharged. Mommy needs lots of hugs to get through the day. When I’m running low on power, I need your help to charge my batteries.
Boys:
What? You’re silly, mommy!
Me:
I know, but it’s true. My…hug…battery… Oh, no! I think it’s…getting…low. (and I slowly stop moving)
Boys:
(staring with huge grins on their faces, waiting for me to move)
Titan:
Boys! You need to help mommy recharge her hug batteries! Hurry, hurry!
Boys:
Okay! (they run up to me and throw themselves on me almost knocking me to the floor)
Me: Oh boy! I feel so much better! I think that charge will last me a while. Thank you for helping me fix my batteries!

More often than not, when I ask the boys for a hug they might look at me, smile, and then run over to daddy and hop in his lap. He’s watching this happen and sees my smile, but knows I could really use the hug. Since my invention of mommy batteries, I might hear him help me out by asking the boys if they think my batteries are low. Sometimes they respond and immediately run over. If they don’t or kind of playfully laugh it off, then he might suggest that they go recharge my hug batteries before they are allowed to cuddle with him.
I love him for that.  


April is Autism Awareness Month!
A group of mommy bloggers have joined together to help spread the word about autism. Please visit these wonderful blogs!
Join us, won’t you?

5 comments:

Cari said...

That is GREAT! Super good idea, and I love that your boys go along with it. My little guy is a sensory seeker, so hugs and cuddles are constant and often times painful as well. I try to keep the "B" word, (battery) on the down low in our house, otherwise, every Thomas the Train, all 53 of them, in which the battery is dead will cause full on meltdown.

Caffeinated Autism Mom said...

You live in Thomas world, too? :-) Maybe you could come up with another name for batteries, like power pack or energy reserves, etc. You get the drift...

Richard C. Lambert said...

More efficient batteries are the key to producing viable electric vehicles which will be able to compete with traditional combustion engine vehicles because they extend the usuable range to a comparable distance and free up interior space for passengers and cargo. camping batteries

Zheng junxai5 said...

zhengjx20160531
nike outlet
cheap jerseys
jordan shoes
coach outlet
toms wedges
michael kors outlet
coach factory outlet
cheap ray ban sunglasses
kids lebron shoes
cheap oakleys
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
coach outlet
hollister clothing
timberlands
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
true religion outlet store
ray ban sunglasses outlet
coach factory outlet
retro 11
nike roshe run
ray ban outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
concords 11
coach outlet
instyler
coach outlet online
michael kors purses
michael kors outlet
oakley outlet
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton outlet stores
true religion outlet
adidas originals
nike store
oakley sunglasses wholesale
hollister clothing store
michael kors purses
nike free uk

dada24 Xu said...

michael kors outlet online
coach outlet online
canada goose outlet
burberry bags
vans outlet store
cheap ray bans
coach outlet store online
birkenstock shoes
true religion jeans
adidas nmd r1
michael kors outlet clearance
kobe 11
ugg boots outlet
canada goose sale
coach outlet store
cartier love ring
louis vuitton outlet online
ecco outlet
hollister clothing store
armani exchange
rolex watches
lebron james shoes for sale
ugg outlet
louis vuitton outlet
kate spade outlet online
louis vuitton outlet online
stan smith adidas
michael kors uk
timberland shoes
nike trainers
canada goose jackets
ugg boots
bottega veneta shoes
2016812CAIYAN

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...