I have two daughters who kiss me a few times a week. It's instant communication from them too, but different. Usually: I feel lousy, thanks for listening. Or, alternately, thanks for the gas money, moving my laundry or making my favorite meal. They need something, I take care of it and they're expressing gratitude. They also say thanks, but this makes it genuine, sealing the deal with a kiss. I have a third daughter who kisses me throughout the day--when she leaves for middle school, when I look sad, when she goes to bed. I know someday she'll slow the pace to the "few times a week" but I'm loving the constant contact now. When she's mad at me, and cries, she refuses to kiss me. It stings, but I have to laugh a little too. Her pout is just so cute.
As I left the track, I carried my granddaughter, who's been sick on-and-off for two weeks and
This won't be the last you hear of it. Because it's interesting--they cover every part of touch in the cover article from basketball teammates who communicate on the court with slaps, hugs and shoulder tags to workplace touch, touch from strangers, different cultures, sex--and the two findings that stick with me the most are these:
2. Couples who stay together touch each other almost equally. This isn't to say one partner isn't
Two more days and I'll get my fix. :)