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Teenage boys, you've got to love them! Who else's does this?

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JuanPotatoTwo Sat 21-Sep-13 17:16:31

Just went over to ds2 and leant over him:

Ds2 (looking alarmed): "Whachya doin?"

Me: "Kissing you"

Ds2 (trying to back off further into the settee): "Whaaattt? What for?"

I plant the kiss.

Ds2: "Eww, you're gay, gerroff"

He loves me really, honest smile

SquinkiesRule Sat 21-Sep-13 17:22:37

LOL I did the same to my boys when they were teens, I had the younger one convinced he had to give his Mum a nice bug hug daily, it was mandatory. He went with it till he was about 14 and found out it wasn't.

Loonytoonie Sat 21-Sep-13 17:26:17

I don't have sons but I teach about 250 boys students and I luffs them. Even the naughty ones. I advance on them, threatening to do the chubby-chops cheek grabbage move, and they always grin and leg it.

The grin says it all! Love 'em!

JuanPotatoTwo Sat 21-Sep-13 17:30:27

Aww Squinkies, that's funny. And Loony, hope my ds's have teachers who appreciate them the way you do yours!

SPsTwerkingNineToFive Sat 21-Sep-13 17:32:05

My 14 year old brother is always kissing and hugging our mum. Its her that's telling him to get away grin

Loonytoonie Sat 21-Sep-13 17:35:10

I get them when they're 11 and see them almost daily until they're 16. The changes they undergo are nothing short of incredible - they must be hormonal timebombs! So, I make it my mission to try and be there for them. It's more important to me than actually teaching the subject I'm supposed to teach although I should NEVER admit that publicly

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sat 21-Sep-13 17:38:58

I force mine to hug me.

I also demand an act of worship in exchange for treats. (picture them on their knees placing their hands in front of them and then bowing forward)

Life is dull. One must entertain oneself where one can.

JuanPotatoTwo Sat 21-Sep-13 17:39:19

Ask your mum if she wants to do a swap SP, I'll have one of the kissing variety and she can have mine (he is nearly 16 tho)!

Loony you sound soooo lovely, lucky boys!

wigglybeezer Sat 21-Sep-13 17:39:46

Another one who has to stop my DS draping his gangly frame all over me as soon as I sit down in the evening.

KneesoftheBee Sat 21-Sep-13 17:40:32

Just wait until they are towering above you and pick you up to give you a bear hug.

Or pat you on the head grin

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sat 21-Sep-13 17:40:36

Oh, before I get a visit from SS, I should probably stress that its a big joke and we are all laughing as I say "one act of worship please" when they ask for an extra half an hour before bed.

JuanPotatoTwo Sat 21-Sep-13 17:42:18

Ha Hecsy! I fear I missed a trick and didn't train them well enough when they were young and pliable, they are now beyond the stage of being forced! I do sometimes land myself on their laps though, although that generally doesn't end well.

I might try the act of worship thing before I hand over any more money. Better still, I could get it in writing how much they adore me ....

WhiteArmedHera Sat 21-Sep-13 17:48:37

Love this! I make my 15yo give me a big hug and say "I love you Mummy" in a squidgy voice when he wants something - he squirms like mad which is all part of the fun grin grin

SPsTwerkingNineToFive Sat 21-Sep-13 17:49:54

He does it to me too when I visit or he picks me up and moves me to another room just because he can. Hes 6 foot tall and I'm just under 5 foot.

KneesoftheBee Sat 21-Sep-13 17:50:45

Now I have got a lump in my throat.

DS2 is upstairs packing to go to Uni tomorrow. DS1 went last week.

Who's going to hug me sad

Oh, I suppose there's always DH grin

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Sat 21-Sep-13 17:51:18

Hecsy, you should really open a training school for mums of boys. I am taking notes here.

SPsTwerkingNineToFive Sat 21-Sep-13 17:53:10

Hecsy I make the toddler say I'm the best before I give him anything. He know does it me when I ask him to pass me something

MissStrawberry Sat 21-Sep-13 17:56:17

Mine aren't quite there yet with my eldest being 12.6 but if he wants anything from me it is amazing how many jobs I can get out of him first winkgrin.

BettyBotter Sat 21-Sep-13 17:56:20

I don't get many proper hugs unless its an apology or a thanks for the cash mum . What I do get is a lot of jokey wrestling, being man-handled, being picked up, being called Titch, having my head under-armed and 'noggied' (a vigorous rub on the parting with the knuckles. Why?) etc etc. Sounds terrible putting it like that, but I know this is their version of demonstrating affection.

Strange things are teenage boys, but I luff my gawky gangly man babies. smile

TobyLerone Sat 21-Sep-13 17:57:46

I stroke mine on the face and squish him in the muffin top. He has the softest skin known to man. He'll be 14 next month and he likes it. He's very cuddly and is always coming up to me or DH for a cuddle.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sat 21-Sep-13 18:02:28

grin start while theyre young. Thats the best way.

I sometimes demand 5 compliments as well as the act of worship.

and for years I had them convinced that it was actually against the law to not obey your parents.
I was gutted when they stkpped falling for that one. grin

Talkinpeace Sat 21-Sep-13 18:02:35

I insist on hugging mine as they come in from school - just for the freeze look

LOVE the act of worship hecsy

dementedma Sat 21-Sep-13 18:05:38

Ds is nearly 12 and alternates between offering me his big boy hugs when I'm down and wants kissed when tucked in at night,then backing away and doing the ewww get off thing and wiping my kisses away with his sleeve.

shrinkingnora Sat 21-Sep-13 18:09:54

Juan - my friend has a framed letter from her two dc up in the kitchen. It promises they will never be horrible teenagers. They're 9&8 currently...

JuanPotatoTwo Sat 21-Sep-13 18:11:13

Oh Knees, I know exactly how you feel - my ds1 went back last week for his second year. I thought it would be fine, but no, I cried like a baby sad. And my dd is off traveling soon, I will be bereft.

That's it - ds2 is going to have to endure a lot more kisses cos he'll be gone before I know it, he will be pleased!

Betty , the demonstrations of affection in our house tend to be of that ilk, with a bit of rugby tackling thrown in for good measure.

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