Mama Diaries

Friday, March 13, 2015

Killer Bear Hug

Before I begin my story, I wanted to let you know that my book, That Mama is a Grouch, is now available as an animated ebook through the Kobo online book store.  I haven't yet seen it, but someone who has, says it's really cute.  You'd need an Apple device to view it.  If you're interested, you can find it here.  (I've included this link on my sidebar, too.)

Now for the story:

My ten-year-old son loves giving hugs. He's quite the expert. His favorite hug is the "bear hug."  When he was little, it wasn't so bad to get a bear hug from him. His squeeze wasn't too strong.  Now that he's bigger, it's a different story.  Yesterday, he gave me one such hug.  I could barely breathe.

"Bubba," I gasped.  "You need to be gentle, or you're going to break your Mama!"

He grinned.  "You can't break!"  He gave me another hug.

"Yes, I can," I said, wincing.  "You're going to squeeze the guts right out of me!"

Apparently, he thought that was hilarious, and squeezed even harder.

"Seriously, Bubba, you need to be gentle.  Do you want me to die from one of your hugs?"

He thought about that. "No.  But being hugged to death, wouldn't be so bad."

Right.  So, ladies and gentlemen, if I cease to blog, you can pretty much guess that I've been hugged to death. Which would probably make me the first Mama to die that way. What a way to go!  

  

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  1. Well there are worse ways to go. Congrats on having it animated too.

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    1. Yes, there are worse ways, so I should be pleased with this method. ;0)

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  2. Your son is cute! Just imagine hugging your mother to death :) Congratulations on the book.

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    1. I think he'd be in shock if I actually died from one of his hugs!

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  3. Lol. That's a cute one! Wait till he is older and picks you up and swings you around.

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    1. Yes. He's already tried that. He's not quite big enough, yet, but I'm sure he will be, soon.

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  4. Not a bad way to go.
    That's awesome your book is animated now! I bet it is cute.

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    1. I'd love to see it. I'm going over to my friends house next week, and he's going to let me view it on his computer. (I don't have Apple products. Can you believe it?)

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  5. I agree with Alex, what a way to go, especially if I had a bear hug from Danny Boy..
    Great story Sherry,

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  6. I'm pretty sure that's how anacondas kill their prey...

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  7. I'm going to have to get That Mama is a Grouch for Kindle. It sounds adorable! I brother does the same thing. Except he's 6 foot 5! He nearly pops my lungs. LOL!

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    1. The animated version isn't on Kindle, but you can still enjoy the ebook. Your brother is a big guy! It would definitely hurt to get a bear hug from him!

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  8. Wow sounds like Bubba's getting BIG! . Congrats with the book!! that's really great :))

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    1. He is getting big, but he still has a way to go before he catches up with me in height.

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  9. I can think of far, far worse ways to go than via Bubba (or any, really... I'm not fussy!) hugs. Isn't it cool that he still wants to hug you! =)

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    1. It is cool. I wonder how long that'll last? ;0)

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  10. Congratulations! And that's some HUGE hug! :)

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  11. I don't have an apple device that this would work on. So neat though. And how come you haven't seen it yet? And did you get to yet?

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    1. I too, do not have an Apple device. This was the animated ebook that I had won from Epublisher a while ago. It's finally done. So he sent me the file. I put it in my dropbox, and then uploaded it into Kobo. So, I haven't seen the file, but I sent it to a friend who was able to see it. He said it's cute, so I figured it would be okay for the rest of the world to see it.

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  12. I agree with him, there are certainly worse ways to go ;)

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  13. An animated ebook sounds so cool. Congratulations!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks. My friend who saw it, says it's charming.

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  14. Lol, sounds like a good way to go ~ death by hugging son. Congratulations on the animated ebook!

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    1. Thanks. Yes, being hugged to death might not be so bad. ;0)

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  15. That's funny. That sounds like the little boy way of doing things.

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  16. Congrats on the animated e-book version!
    Death-by-hugging... it's another way of saying "you love somebody to death"...

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    1. Yes. I'd definitely be loved to death!

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  17. An animated ebook? How cool!

    And LOL, Bubba's reminding me of my sister right now. She likes to hug people to death, too. Good luck surviving those deadly hugs! ;)

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    1. I don't understand. Can't they get that it hurts to be squeezed so hard? ;0)

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  18. How awesome that your book is now also an animated ebook! I don't have an ipdad- but love the idea. :)

    Your son is getting stronger every day. Hopefully he decides to hug his mama with a little more care because I know that ten year olds are super strong. Good luck and hope you don't make hug history. ;)
    ~Jess

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    1. Yes. I have to watch it, or he might just end up cracking a few of my ribs!

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  19. Congrats on the Animated E-book! I completely agree..that's the best way to go.

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  20. There's so much love in this story. Thank you for leaving a comment and for your prayers.

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    1. You're welcome. I will continue to keep you and your husband in my prayers!

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  21. Congratulations on the new animated book Sherry!

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  22. Animated? That's so cool! I wish I had an Apple device...

    That would make for a great tombstone, though. "Died doing what she loved..."

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    1. Haha! People would walk by my tombstone and scratch their heads, wondering what it was I loved. ;0)

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