I’m subscribing to the theory that hugs and ‘kishes’ can really make everything feel ok. “Kishes” is Cooper-Toddler-ese for kisses. I will forver refer to those little pecks as kishes – that is the nature of having a toddler in the family and I love it.
These little bits of caring, these simple showers of affection, these tried and true testaments to love and friendship can take whatever might be upside down in your world..and turn it right side up.
I see it in Delaney and Cooper’s desire to be hugged. I see it in their willingness to forgive and forget with a quick arm around your shoulder and a peck on each other’s cheek. Hugs and Kishes remind you that someone cares. It confirms that they want your love in return. An arm thrown over a shoulder can simply remind someone that they aren’t alone.
Why do you think a Mommy’s ‘kish’ can ‘make it all better’? We’re talking about powerful stuff here. But, the truth is…it is now the other way around for me. I may wear the magic cape that heals scraped knees with a single peck, but it is my children’s healing ways that can lighten even my darkest moods.
I am touched every day by Coop and Delaney’s willingness to give these little bits of sunshine..to each other, to Daddy, to me, and to their friends. I hope they always recognize the power they hold in their arms and in their hearts.