On her son’s first full day at school, a mum drew a small heart on the palms of both her and her son’s hands. They were “charged” up by holding hands on the way to school and she told her son to simply press the button if he wanted to send her a hug and she would do likewise.
She sometimes drew a spare heart on his arm in case the one on his hand wore off! Now that’s a mum who thinks of everything.
She was pleased to report the tactic worked and her son said, “I pressed it for a long time mummy but I didn’t cry.”
Commenters on the Facebook post likened it to a similar method described in a storybook called , where a mother racoon kisses her son’s paw when he was nervous going to school.
She tells him, “Whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home, just press your hand to your cheek and think, ‘Mummy loves you. Mummy loves you.'”
What beautiful, yet simple techniques to let your little person feel they a tangible connection with you, even when you aren’t close by.