Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 2

Biting them. I can't help it.  I have a killer case of cute aggression. 
I remember reading a passage in L.M. Montgomery's The Blue Castle where a character who lost her baby describes how much she loved him. She tells Valency, the main character, who doesn't have any children, about how she "used to bite his satin-smooth little face all over--softly, so as not to hurt him, you know--" Valency interrupts her, saying, "I know--a woman always knows--and dreams--" That same reaction is described in this article, (“Tears of Joy” May Help Us Maintain Emotional Balance - Association for Psychological Sciencewhich explains my strange response to adorableness better than I ever could. 

I just can't resist taking a few nibbles. I try to get in as many as possible before they get teeth and start reciprocating. Unfortunately both of my children are showing signs of being just as violently affectionate as I am, so I need to be constantly vigilant against counter-attacks.


Juliana said...

I'm always saying that Ponchik is so delicious, I want to eat her. I'm always kissing her and hugging her and rubbing her head, which she loves to no end. :) (We also say frequently that she is our "dessert")

MamaBirdEmma said...

I love biting my babies, too. I told them that the nurses told me that if I wanted them to grow properly, I had to nibble them on a daily basis.