I just finished reading three great (& funny) books by Brendan O'Carroll. They are The Mammy, The Chisellers, and The Granny. This wonderful trilogy is set in Dublin, Ireland and tells the story of a single mother and her 7 children after the death of her good-for-nothing husband.
One of my favorite lines is from the second book, The Chisellers. The mom had just won big in Bingo. When she shared the news with her 17yo son, the son congratulated her by hugging her. “Agnes closed her eyes and thought he might look like a man, he might talk like a man, but he still hugged her like a child.”
I feel that way about my children. Granted the As are not even 5 yet and my monkey just turned 3, but they will always be my babies. I'll always kiss them and hug them because they are MY babies...no matter how old they get. :)