Tuesday, December 1, 2009

::group hug::

When Anna was little, my ex-husband Eric and I used to do something with Anna called "group hug", which was basically just Eric and I hugging with Anna in the middle. She adored it because, well, she was in the middle of her two favorite people in the world, feeling safe and loved.

After we divorced, she'd still occasionally request a "group hug", and Eric and I would laugh and then humor her with a brief, if not somewhat awkward, "group hug". The ritual continued with me and David though, and there are few things Anna loves more than to get in the middle when David and I are trying to hug or kiss.

Last night, David came home from the grocery store and had a big smile on his face. He said he'd run into Anna and Eric at the grocery store. He and Eric stood and chatted for a few minutes, and then, as they parted, Anna said "Group hug!"

I would have given anything to see these two 6'5" men, my ex-husband and my current husband, hugging in the produce isle, with a little blond girl in the middle, grinning from ear to ear.

11 comments:

Sheri said...

That is priceless! It is so good that you all get along and Anna benefits from it. Good job!!

Jodi said...

OMG! Maybe they have it on store surveillance! GO! Get the video and share it!

JACKI said...

oh that is sooo funny! So incredibly cute too!

tallulah said...

That is so cool!

I am so glad I got to meet you this past weekend. You are so pretty in person! (and I covet your clogs)

kate said...

Thanks T! It was GREAT to meet you too!! That was one of the highlights of my weekend, for sure.

I'm a clog girl, year-round. Those were Troentorp clogs:

http://www.clogsonline.com/IBS/SimpleCat/Product/asp/hierarchy/0C02/product-id/370682.html

They come in RED, too! :)

Jodi said...

Actually, don't you have them in red? I know you have a red pair of clogs.

kate said...

I do have a red pair, but they're slightly different. My favorites are my hand-painted ones. I may have a bit of a clog problem! :)

Jenn said...

It speaks incredibly of all of you and your ability to see the greater good in things.

I want to print this off and give it to people that divorce and poison their children with their hatred.

I wish more people were capable of this.

6512 and growing said...

Wow, that sounds like as amicable a situation as I've heard!

That could be the banner photo for a healthy, blended family!

robyn said...

We do the exact same group hug all the time! Riley loves it - Mason is not crazy about being squished between us. We are monsters and make her suffer through it anyway. :)

Dee said...

That is PRICELESS ! I'd LOVE to see that, but my imagination is pretty good !
How great is that ------ that they did it !