Hugs and Batman, Batman and Hugs.

July 21, 2012

When Molly and I were growing up, she would always pull me into the most uncomfortable, invasive hugs and find way too much pleasure doing so. I hated them, and she knew it. I have a pretty big bubble when I'm in the right mood.

Thankfully her hugs didn't scar me, and recently I've come to realize that I'm a sucker for the right kind of hugs. Mostly from boys, but we were all thinking that before I said it.

In 8th grade my dance team won State. My parents and Molly came to watch the competition, but had to leave before the results were announced. I called my mom to tell her we had won, and I could hear through the phone that she was excited. But then our bus pulled up at the school that night, and all the parents were there waiting. I walked off the bus right into her cute little mom arms. I loved seeing in person how happy and proud she really was. That hug said a lot. I think it might be on tape somewhere. or you know, dvd.

I remember the day I found out I got into BYU. I wore my BYU sweatshirt to school and ran up to Ryan very first thing in early bird. I didn't even say a word, just smiled and pointed and jumped up and down. He instantly figured it out, grinned back at me, and picked me up in one of those huge, happy, swing-around hugs. The first time I went back to Illinois to visit last year, he did the same thing. We saw each other before we thought we would, and that hug was so full of surprise, excitement, and bestfriendswhoreallymissedeachother stuff.

The other day my friend went for what I thought was a high five, then spun me around, and caught me in a hug. Remember that one, boys. I am positive that tons of boys read this.

Hugs from my nieces and nephew are the absolute best. I never want those kids to grow up because I love squeezing them too much.

I also think there's something to be said for the sad hugs. When a relationship ends but you're still on friendly terms, you're a little burned and those hugs can be so comforting. When I'm hurt or worried or afraid, those hugs can hold me together.

If I could hug anyone in the world right now, it would be these four. all at once, yeah.
BSAGW formed in 2010. These are some of my very best friends. We make movies, have sleepovers, dance a lot, get a pizza and go back to Alex's house, skype, drink Dr. Pepper and Coke slushies, dance a lot more, and talk about stuff that matters. We all really love Batman, and this week the other four all saw the Dark Knight Rises premiere together in Illinois. I knew I would miss seeing this movie with them, but I didn't realize quite how much. These people mean the world to me.

Speaking of The Dark Knight Rises, after I hugged all the BSAWGans I would go for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 
Let us all be grateful that this adorable little boy
made it past this stage
and into this one.
I'm not going to try to be a movie critic because I'm just not. But I like movies, and I loved this one. He was so perfect in The Dark Knight Rises. Everything about his character made me happy. Everything about the movie made me happy. My third round of hugs would go to Christopher Nolan. Thank you, Sir.


Lesa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I Love Hugs from my kids, and my grandkids, and their Grandpa Emmett :)

pearlsandpastels said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

"I called my mom to tell her we had one" .. .. ... . One.
Love you. Glad we got to see DKR together. Also, thank the heavens for JGL.

Erin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

..one big trophy to show her. who invited you to read this? get off me.

Mrs. Austin Seawright said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Erin, you are so rude. You loved those hugs and I will sneak attack you when you least expect it because you forgot to mention my hugs have grown on you.........

LJ Welsh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm pretty upset that there is no mention of any of our hugs in this. We had some pretty good hugs, but that's okay, I don't need the recognition anyway....................

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