I was hugged today by Zane’s daycare lady. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to have to find new daycare so I asked if she would be willing to take a new baby. She asked how old were they and I said it won’t be for another 10 months. And she got all excited I was pregnant and gave me a big hug.

I’m just not a hugger. I’m not really into touching other people outside my husband and son. Even hugs with my mom are awkward. (Yes I know that’s probably why I am this way.) People who know me know this and they try to respect me in this, but I still get a weird hug here or there. I try not to cringe and I really hope that they can’t tell I am when I do get hugs.

I’ve tried to be more open to hugs from others, but it’s just not me. I’m not touchy-feely with my friends. I only hug relatives if I have to. I hug and kiss Zane everyday, because I hope I won’t pass on this trait.

Am I really the only one who doesn’t like hugs? Is it because my family wasn’t touchy-feely or because it’s just me?

Written by

Pepper Ferguson

Hi I'm Pepper. My family and I are sharing pieces of our lives.
We hope to inspire you by showing that even small changes can make the biggest differences in your life. You don't have to go to extremes to become healthy. Just do it one habit, one meal, one walk, and one hug at a time.

Let's work together one piece at a time making better habits, eating healthier, getting moving, and most of all loving our families.

More about Pepper >>