This is why the This is my Quarantine Christmas Pajama sweater – Copy sight of people in my Instagram feed embracing humans outside their immediate family has spurred a desperate longing in me—as well as confusion. And also, sometimes, resentment: I thought none of us were supposed to be doing any touching right now? In my home at least, hugs, or rather the lack of them, have been an almost daily topic of conversation and concern. Between me and my two-year-old, that is. She is an eager and enthusiastic hugger, so putting the reins on her tendency to touch everyone (and everything) this year has been a challenge. I understand her frustration: I too am an eager and enthusiastic hugger. And I come from a long line of touchy-feely greeters—my parents were both born and raised in Italy, a country where elbow bumps will never suffice, and much of my extended family says hello by exuberantly grabbing your face and planting not one, not two, but three cheek kisses, as is customary in Friuli where they reside—so it’s likely genetic.
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