Some parents forget to tell their adult children that they love them too.
It is only when they are sick in hospital that some show any affection at all. It is so sad that it happens in so many families. My relatives’ kids after giving me hugs and kisses, when leaving often call out “love you” while they are being strapped into their booster seats. If I mind them they always say thank you as well as their parents. I was a little amused when the youngest one was here last time. He spilt his drink. The first I knew of it was he called out and said “I am so so sorry”. When I went to see what he was sorry and upset a bit, he said the same again then “I love you so so much” held his arms out and said “this much”. I had to turn away as it brought tears to my eyes and he would have got very upset and said he made me sad.
Published 23rd February 2020