So my kids have a secret!
Its more of a trick so to speak!
I am not convinced that it is unlike any other trick that kids pull to get out of something they don't want to do but all the same it is a sneaky trick!
My kids, every night, after i lay them down to bed to finish watching a movie get up a million times.
They don't get up to use the bathroom...
They don't get up to ask for a drink...
They don't get up to have mommy kiss a boo boo...
Why then may you ask?!?
My kids get up for a hug!!!
Now this may not be odd to anyone. I am sure there are a million other kids who do this same thing. However, I am struggling with my ways of handling this properly.
Marcus seems to think we should tell them no and to go get in bed. I would go with that if i didn't feel like the worst mommy ever for telling a 3 and 4 year old that they cant have a hug.
At the same time how can i correct this behavior if i cant tell them no. How may hugs are ok before i cut them off?
I really feel tremendous Mommy Guilt (and don't act like you don't know what Mommy Guilt is!) if i tell them that they cant have a hug until the movie goes off or that i already gave them a hug tonight.
This can sometimes go on for hours. A tedious balance between hugs and frustration that they wont stay in bed. Why can't it be simpler with them like the glass of water that i could just say no to? Of course the i suppose i would feel like i was making them thirst to death!
So how would you handle it? Would you say no to these faces?