I need this on the record. Last night, my son came up from downstairs (where I can only guess he was playing PS3) to give me a hug. He does this every night that I am home and I get hugs everyday. It is AWESOME!! Last night, I made sure he understood that I expected to get a hug everyday for the rest of my life. He quickly agreed to this. That is the oral commitment I was looking for. A hug everyday from my son for the rest of my life.
My son is 12 and stands 5'4" tall and weighs 112 pounds. He is pretty big. I am 5'10" tall and weigh 160ish pounds. I realize that the current full body hug I am getting is not going to continue once he starts to get some testosterone pumping through his body, but I do believe I have a commitment. I also realize that he may move a way some day, but I have a commitment.
Before I forget to share why last night was so special when I do gets hugs everyday, is that last night was one of those wonderful nights when I received several hugs and some time on the couch where he sat right next to me and wrapped my arm around him while we watched television. Why was he more affectionate tonight, I wondered. Well, I have it figured out. We watched a movie together. Normally, he is in the basement and I am on the couch and we pass from time to time. Last night, we watched an Adam Sandler movie together. It was funny and we shared our favorite parts and such. He enjoyed the part where Adam (Skeeter) thought he was going to catch on fire later in the day and kept hearing songs about fire on the radio.
I have to go to work soon, so I am running out of time (speaking of commitment), so I will continue this another time. Until then...