I can’t believe I am actually writing this post, but yes, there I have said it…I have come to hate the word “cuddle” in our house.
Once upon a time you couldn’t prise me away from the word cuddle. Yes I was an extreme cuddler. Willing to cuddle pretty much anyone, at any time.
Now the word makes me shudder. I mean, WTF? how could a word like cuddle actually make me shudder? I hear you all gasp.
You see the problem is, the word has been used and abused to within an inch of i’s life in this household of late.
Let’s take a moment to reflect on the word cuddle, which is defined as…
a prolonged and affectionate hug.
Now THAT sort of cuddle I am down for. Always.
However the word cuddle is now used in the following way in this house:
- Cuddddddddle! (when child can’t be arsed to walk down the stairs)
- Cudddddddle! (when child has done something wrong)
- Cudddddddle! (when mummy and daddy are talking and child is angling for attention
- Cudddddddle! (when mummy is trying to hang up washing, cook something or go for a shower)
And so on. You get the picture.
I understand the link to all these instances are emotional ones – however it is the use of the word cuddle that totally gets me every time.
Why not – hey mum! I don’t want you to talk to dad – talk to me instead!
Man, I really effed up just now, I’m sorry
I know you need to do the chores mum, but I really don’t want to play by myself right now
But for now, cuddle has become a euphemism for pretty much anything that is not going my threenager’s way. And damn it, I miss the proper cuddle requests of before. You know, ones like these.
Because after all…there is nothing like a good, proper old cuddle is there?
Is the word cuddle used and abused in your house? Leave a comment and let me know!
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