I would imagine when I was small we hugged a lot, as children do. But I don't remember.
What I do know, is that despite me not being much of a hugger, I am becoming more comfortable with it. I've never been one for displays of public affection until ... I had my kids.
From the minute they were born I hugged them, and I have not stopped. I still manage to get a long hug from the 16 year old at times. LJ, the 10 year old, will often round us all up for a group hug too. We are all usually happier than this photo shows ...
Today was a day of hugs. After a very late night last night LJ was so tired he happily snuggled up on the lounge and stayed with me while we watched some TV; and so I got my quota of hugs for the day, in fact, probably enough for a couple of days, I won't complain.