Stuck On You
“It won’t come off!” Matty shakes his leg, increasingly annoyed at the bur stuck there.
“I know how that feels,” I say, laughing. “You used to cling to me that way.”
“I did NOT!”
“You always wanted to be carried, even when you were too big. I think you just wanted to sneak in those extra hugs.”
He’s too big for hugs now. Wouldn’t dream of embracing his mother in public.
“Well, how did you get me off?” He’s tugging at the seedpod again.
“I waited. And you grew up.”
“I’m not waiting until this thing turns into a tree!”
41 responses to “Stuck On You”
Kids are the best for that!
Bitter Truth of life.
I agree. Sometimes you’re desperate to peel them off, other times you just want to hold them close.
Ha, waiting is not an option here! It’s a shame when they grow out of those hugs.
I know. My two aren’t quite at Matty’s stage yet, but I can see it coming.
True in every way.
Ah, this made me think of my sons. So clingy when they were little. They outgrew it all too soon. I love Matthew’s thought processes. Well done.
Thank you, Rochelle. I love writing this little family. They seem to resonate with a lot of the Mums!
Haha! Touching, and hilarious. Well done.
A great little story! Really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad you enjoyed it; this family are favourites of mine.
I totally get it! I had four “burrs” and had to put the first one down when the second came along, and so on. Clever take, Elmo 🙂
Aw, I bet the older one each time wasn’t impressed!
I don’t actually remember there being a problem, but by the time # 3 and # 4 came, I was too worn out to worry about it :). No, really, it wasn’t that bad. In fact, I think it got easier as they each came along. You just don’t worry as much, and learn to relax and enjoy!
We want relief until we have it, then we want hugs and clingy again. 🙂
Couldn’t agree more.
Funny story, good dialogue.
Thank Ms Jade!
You’re welcome 🙂
A very apt description of the infant cling-on. 🙂
Aren’t they just. Can’t shake them things off, someone has to peel them one claw at a time!
He’ll have to find another way to get rid of it.
He’ll figure it out. Or he’ll eventually admit that Moms can be helpful sometimes!
enjoy while you can. they grow up faster than you think. 🙂
The years are short but the nights are long (sometimes the days too!)
Humorous and cute. Title and theme great together.
Thank you, Oneta, I do like writing these kids!
love this! sweet in the middle with a ‘non-sappy’ end line (bad pun)
my oldest turns 30 today, so this was right on time
Happy Birthday to them, and happy momiversary to you! Thanks for stopping by
Ha! It seems our big boy still needs his mummy.
Don’t we all, sometimes?!
I just love kids’ logic! They have a way of simplifying things we grown-ups make complicated. And we’re never ever too big for hugs 🙂 Lovely story!
Thanks, and yes, I hope all kids learn that in the end.
My dog collects so many burrs, but he still general refuses hugs
Silly dog. You should have a cat.