April 11, 2012

Rules for Bones

I walked into the kitchen a few weeks ago and found Ringo standing hugging Bones. Bones had his head resting on Ringo's chest and Ringo was patting his back.

We are an affectionate family, but the boys not so much with each other. At any given time, a boy will be hugging on me or have a hand on my shoulder, but amongst themselves, personal space is a big big deal.

So imagine my surprise.

Bones is such a touchy feely kid. If you're around him enough and he's comfortable with you, he'll start touching your arm or your shoulder. This is not with strangers, but his friends know he's like this too. If you're family, he's always in your personal space. His favorite thing is to grab an ear lobe.

It's like living with a puppy.

And here was Ringo, who treasures his privacy, giving a big bear hug to his youngest brother. Was something wrong with Bones? Was his older brother comforting him?

My heart nearly melted.

Thankfully it did not, because...

Not 30 seconds later, Ringo pushed him away and said, "There. That was your weekly hug. Remember the deal. You're not allowed to touch me or get in my personal space for the next week."

And he walked off.

Good feeling gone. Heh.

Posted by Boudicca at April 11, 2012 08:41 PM

Hahahaha, I love it! Sounds just like them!

Posted by: Sissy at April 11, 2012 09:28 PM

Mr. T evidently cut the same deal. I've not seen another hug, but I have heard often in the house or in the car, "Stop touching me! You had your hug this week!"

Posted by: Bou at April 11, 2012 09:33 PM


Posted by: Roses at April 11, 2012 09:36 PM

Snicker... I am working on this with my boys.

Posted by: vwbug at April 12, 2012 05:40 AM

love it!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at April 12, 2012 09:12 AM

Where *IS* that like button for this post?
Bwah hahaha....accommodating brothers....gotta love it.

Posted by: Rave at April 12, 2012 05:15 PM

I love, love, love it!!!

Posted by: Oddybobo at April 15, 2012 03:29 PM