I don’t know why, but i am not a very very verbal person when it comes to showing affection. I have never been very comfortable with the words – sweetheart, darling, or the likes…even the word dear…it’s slightly embarrassing.
In my college days, the word “sweety” and “dear”was very commonly used. I didn’t know how to react to it. 😐
When I am with kids, these words come very naturally to me. My whole summer camp was filled with “Darlings”, “Sweety” and “Sweethearts”…
Two of my kids called me up today…just…and i was back to using Sweety and Sweetheart. I realised this after i kept the call. So weird. I really really wish that kids didn’t grow into adults to whom i can’t call sweetheart naturally 😦