Category Archives: seniors

Hug Your Kids – Even Tired “Wii” Ones

So cute you just want to hug him!

Reader Tom Taormina, a proud grandpa, sent in this photo of his 5-year old grandson from Texas. Tom titled it, “Wii until you drop – the new exercise regime.”

I don’t know about you, but think my kids are beautiful when they are asleep.  I confess, I bought pictures of sleeping children for the walllpaper in each of my infant’s rooms. I wanted them to think about sleeping. Now that they are teenagers, they sleep almost as much as they did when they were babies.

Whatever, just hug ’em as often as you can, sharing your love and confidence in them. Being a kid is hard. A hug can help – both of you!



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Hug Your Kids’ Message Applies to Seniors Too

Michelle Nichols and Bev Bender, long-time friends, share a hug and a laugh

My old, ahem, long-time friend Bev Bender, recently told me that her dad, at age 93, and his lady-friend partner, a young 87, live in a retirement community in southern California and they made up business cards that say they’re members of “The Hug Club.” This just goes to show, you’re never too old for a hug!


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