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And here you thought breaking into Fort Knox was tough! Take a good, hard look at the picture above. That was way back, when the hugs and kisses were as plentiful as Florida sunshine. I hate to say (and much to the chagrin of new mothers everywhere), it doesn’t last very long.
Remember when those 22-pounders reeked of baby powder and milk (along with some not-so-delicious smells)? There was really nothing better than them snuggling into that crook of your neck, chubby hands placed on your cheeks so they could get a better glimpse into your soul.
And now, the reality: soak it in while you can. I mean the truth is, we want to have our cake and eat it too, right? We can’t wait until our kids are independent, yet we still want HOD (Hugs on Demand). Well, it doesn’t work that way. This is not to burst your bubble as much as it is to help you devise a game plan. So here are the 5 (semi-sneaky) ways to get your teen to hug it out. You can thank me later.