Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Not enough huggles

Soccer boy told me this morning that the reason he is getting angry so much is because nobody gives him huggles any more, they only hug Princess. So we agreed that whenever he thinks he is getting angry, he should call me and I will administer a hug and we will see if that helps cut down on the rages.

Man, he gets angry at some seriously inconvenient moments.

I'm a pathetic poster this week, I know; just a bit busy in yanno, that real life stuff.

6 comments:

Sarah Laurenson said...

I forget. How old is soccer boy? My ex's son was getting those rages when he was around 9. Hormone rages, I think. That and he was growing so much, and kicking a lot in his sleep, that I think he was tired from crappy sleep. Those literal growing pains are a real problem.

Love that he wants more huggles.

Robin S. said...

Oh, I think that's sweet! He's feeling a bit left out of the love fest - being a boy must really stink sometimes, because you're not supposed to think you need what you need.

Cool that he is able to tell you.

sylvia said...

That's terribly sweet! My son is 13 and I've found that playing "contact" games (wrestling, tickling on the sofa, fighting for space on the hammock) seems to help him with the conflict of wanting to be "manly" and wanting his mum. :)

Re: Scotland - I'll be on the Isle of Mull for three days. We're going there to pick up a wheelchair that we left behind on a previous trip, actually. But I'm quite looking forward to it. :)

McKoala said...

Soccer boy is seven. He finds life frustrating at times, because, although on the surface he is completely normal, it takes a lot of occupational therapy, speech therapy and other stuff that he hates, to keep him that way. Maybe when he's grown up he'll appreciate it! He says Princess gets all the attention, but actually the truth is that it's the other way round - it was one of my inspirations for that rather horrible story 'The Party'. Although I try to be fairer than that!

Have a great time in Scotland, Sylvia!

Sarah Laurenson said...

Princess gets all the fun attention in his eyes? And he gets to work his little butt off. Life is not fair. It is a hard lesson he's learning. So glad you've got something that does work for him and helps him fit in, be 'normal'. It's rough enough being a kid.

laughingwolf said...

huggles ARE important, no matter what age or gender...

the odd buss on the cheek works too, but not always in public ;) lol