|Full-time parenting: More cuppas than cuddles.....|
One such advantage: additional affection from appreciative offspring.
That's the theory, at least.
The reality, a little different.
Take this exchange from a little earlier this morning, for instance.
Me (to The B): "Come and give me a cuddle."
The B: "Just a quick one then."
Enforced embrace two seconds old.
The B: "Can I go now?"
The G often more reliable in such situations, I switch focus.
Me (to The G): "Come and give me a cuddle."
The G: "No."
Several unremarkable moments pass.
The B: "I'll give you a foot cuddle if you like."
This doesn't sound so bad so I agree.
I realise that we have different ideas as to what constitutes a cuddle as The B begins to put the boot in as I lie helpless on the floor.
The kicking over, I get up, abandon the cuddle quest and, instead, go to load the breakfast things into the dishwasher.
Like I said, numerous benefits involved in being the full-time stay-at-home parent.