Too old to cuddle?
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|Wed, 09-19-2012 - 2:38pm|
So my dh is starting to get a bit on my nerves with this issues, especially since I think he's over reacting when it comes to this.
I've probably mentioned before that my youngest, Sean, is probably the closest to me, and wants to spend time with me. While my other boys only tolerate (or barely tolerate) affection from their mom, my youngest totally soaks it up. He's always wanted to be close to me, but not in a strange or creepy way He is just flat out a cuddler, and still wants that time with me. If I'm sitting on the couch, he'll want to sit next me. He likes to lean against me and is always giving me hugs (just not in front of peers!). He also still sneaks into our bed at night, he has forever, and most nights I don't hear him. If I do wake up, I won't let him climb into our bed, but make him sleep on the couch in our room. I know this drives my husband nuts, but I never seem him waking up in the middle of the night to deal with it.
I, of course, soak it up because I know my days are numbered when it comes to snuggle time with my boys. He's the only one I've gotten to stay home with for any length of time, I became a SAHM when he was three. It's not like he's totally attached me, he goes out and plays with his friends for hours at a time, does totally fine and well adjusted at school and sports. He does make sure to get a quick hug from me before going out on his own, but it doesn't seem any different from other kids his age.
My husband has been making some remarks to him and me about this, last night he asked him "aren't you too old for this" and "it's time to cut the cord", which totally confused my son and honestly, made me a bit irritated. He also compared our relationship to attachment parenting, which is totally not the case.
Do you think that my son is getting too old to cuddle?