OK I am not the most touchy person, unless you talk about the old Toto who was a tad loaded. I'd hug anyone in the bar! But the real me is just not really that touchy. I love the girls, love the hugs and kisses, cuddling! husband same thing. But even him I don't want to make out all over the place. Good friends I love hugging... Which brings me to this weekend. husband's parents are back in town. They had some relatives visit them yesterday, I don't even know who they were, some great uncle/Aunt or someone... So I walk through the door and there it is, the woman gives me a huge hug and a kiss on the mouth!!! EGADS The man, a huge hug as well. Then mother in law a huge hug kiss on the cheek. Grandpa inlaw, huge hug kiss in the cheek... I am cringing by now. I know I have to kind of just take these shows of affection. There is just no polite way to brush them off without hurting their feelings. They are the types that would take it so personally. mother in law is a huge hugger. I try to get out of it, but she corners me and gets one in a lot! husband laughs at me, because I try to laugh about it. I tell him it is messing with my whole sense of well being and shatters my nerves. I then joke about trying to dodge the hugs and kisses. He agrees that none of them would get it. father in law gets it, he is a no toucher, except for the girls. Even N hates to hug strangers. I just don't get why people feel the need to touch everyone, especially people they don't know? I know I am weird, but sheesh. mother in law knows we have tension, quit hugging me! I don't even like hugging my Dad! I like hugging friends more, it just seems truer, for some reason. Just a weird post. Been thinking about it after being mauled this weekend.