That Was Sweet

Philippines
February 12, 2017 4:14am CST
I saw a family of four walk by. The father had a child's backpack on his shoulder and talking to his wife. The mother was holding their son's hand. Son and daughter were also talking, but big brother's arm was around his sister's neck, while her arm was around his waist. It was cute and sweet to see, and I hope they stay close. I smile when I remember it. Who was the most affectionate member of your family, or the family you have now?
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@ilocosboy (34345)
• Philippines
12 Feb 17
really sweet moment of the family... how I wish all the families are like that.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
that would be nice. are your kids close to each other @ilocosboy?
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@ilocosboy (34345)
• Philippines
12 Feb 17
@hereandthere oh just like other siblings, close but always fighting... normal, if I may say so
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
@ilocosboy so true! hopefully, they also easily settle their differences and always help each other when they grow up.
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@LadyDuck (142186)
• Switzerland
12 Feb 17
I have grown up in a wonderful family. We sat around the table all together for dinner talking about our day. My father and I were the most affectionate members of my family.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
that's nice. i remember you said you look like your father and you still miss him.
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@LadyDuck (142186)
• Switzerland
12 Feb 17
@hereandthere You remember well, my brother is like my mom and I am like my father was.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
@LadyDuck yeah, i get that comment a lot. although i haven't been here lately, i always visit the site without logging in for a few minutes. i remember reading in one post (i can't remember the title) you said that your hair is the same the colors in your avatar. i almost butted in that, oh, you forgot to mention you also have green eyes like the avatar, then realized i wasn't logged in. hahaha!
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
12 Feb 17
Me... hahahahah! I remember when me and my siblings were still kids. We often fought with each other but that changed when we were growing up. And since I am the youngest, they would always understand me. Hihihi
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
at least, even as the baby (bunso) of the family, who was tolerated by her siblings, you grew up into a very responsible daughter who cares for your parents.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Feb 17
@brokenbee , hahahaa me too, when I as a child, always fighting without a case just for fun
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
@cacay1 it seems like you were pilya even as a child
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@mysdianait (64067)
• Italy
12 Feb 17
That was indeed really sweet. Something not seen often these days as there are so many things which distract from affection now. Hugs and kisses were few and far between in my famuily when I was growing up and that left a scar which took a long while to be rid of.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
today, you see whole families around a table in the mall each occupied with their own gadgets. we're not that way, too, but i think it's more cultural. i do notice my siblings have a different relationship with their kids, though it has its pros and cons.
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@mysdianait (64067)
• Italy
12 Feb 17
@hereandthere I agree with all that you said. Some parent/children relationships these days are too close and they seem more like friends. I wonder if the children respect their parents like we did ours, in that type of relationship.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 17
@mysdianait on the other hand, some parental expectations (dictated by culture/tradition) are no longer reasonable or fair, so a balance would be ideal.
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@PainsOnSlate (19902)
• Canada
12 Feb 17
My whole family is affectionate. we are huggers and kissers. And we cry easy too... we're saps...
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
that's a nice trait to run from generation to generation.
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@allknowing (60432)
• India
13 Feb 17
The drift in families these days is more a rule than an exception. We had no choice but to stay bonded what with 9 of us that mother had to manage. Father was the most involved of all.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 17
yes, i remember your post about how adept your mother was at stretching resources. i think in some families, one parent is the disciplinarian, while the other is the nurturer. but now that you're adults i guess you're scattered around india and the world.
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@allknowing (60432)
• India
13 Feb 17
@hereandthere Father never scolded us but spoilt us and left it to the mother to deal with us (lol) The younger generation lives for the moment and that is ruling the roost these days
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• Philippines
13 Feb 17
@allknowing it's better than having 2 strict disciplinarians as parents. what a regimented life that would be. the younger generation don't seem to roost in one place long-term, either.
@much2say (38322)
• United States
28 Feb 17
In my family (parents and sister), none of us show affection towards each other . But in my own family, I like to think we are all affectionate towards each other . . . though I'd have to say my husband and my daughter are most affectionate.
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• Philippines
28 Feb 17
i notice the same thing with my siblings.
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@much2say (38322)
• United States
28 Feb 17
@hereandthere You may have read that the Japanese are that way (or at least they used to - I don't know how modern people there are).
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• Philippines
28 Feb 17
@much2say we're not touchy-feely, too.
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@MALUSE (37076)
• Germany
12 Feb 17
You have posted the same text twice.
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@MALUSE (37076)
• Germany
12 Feb 17
@hereandthere I know what you're talking about here. I once posted a text eight times! :-)
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
@MALUSE eight times! i would be embarrassed even if it's not my fault.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Feb 17
@hereandthere It is very nice post good for the coming valentine's day love day for all.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Feb 17
That was truly sweet, their parents molded them with love and respect. They have that sweetest bond.My elder sister is so affectionate in our family.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
that's great. she's like the glue that holds the siblings together.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Feb 17
@hereandthere very affectionate.
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@sunrisefan (16957)
• Philippines
13 Feb 17
But whom did you have a quarrel because of the cats?
@jstory07 (64284)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Feb 17
It is always good to see families that are close to each other.
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• Philippines
14 Feb 17
true. i always smile when i remember them.
@msiduri (5757)
• United States
12 Feb 17
How sweet.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 17
it was. you can also be sure no one will stray or be taken away.
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@SIMPLYD (77618)
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
That was so touching indeed. I think, me and my siblings aren't that sweet to one another when we were still kids. We always quarrel, especially me and the second one. But now, we are all so close.
@ridingbet (44033)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
my big brother. although he is a male, he affectionately calls me sweetly.
@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Feb 17
It's nice to see a happy family. It all might change in an hour or two but we can hope not. :)
• Delhi, India
13 Feb 17
I love my dad most.He is best father I think.
@josie_ (6355)
• Philippines
13 Feb 17
I remember when 2 of my grandchildren where young. The younger sister Jacky would sometimes piggyback on her older brother Joshua coming home from school. They're teenagers now but still very close.
@Jessicalynnt (47798)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Feb 17
I hope they get a photo of those types of casual moments, before they grow up and are gone
@Corbin5 (96652)
• United States
12 Feb 17
You really did witness a lovely sight! The most affectionate one in my family would be little old me. Not sure why, but I like being that one.
@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
12 Feb 17
That's a sweet picture indeed... My sons are not very touchy at all... When they were little, they'd hold hands only when we told them to, like when we're about to cross a street or something... My husband and I would be the ones most likely to hold hands in the family, I guess...