According to the Urban dictionary people have been signing their letters with X’s and O’s since around the turn of the century. What could be better than sending hugs and kisses? Think about it, how sweet is that? Hallmark puts X’s and O’s on lots of their greeting cards intended to be given from the little kid sect. After folks get a certain age the card company must figure people grow out of hugs and kisses and move on to something more meaningful and passionate. Maybe it is because once you get a little older you are a little more adept at forming your alphabet and can manage something a little more intricate than a mere X and an O.
I don’t think anyone can truly grow out of hugs and kisses. Everyone needs love and affection. In my opinion, this world would be a much happier place if people gave X’s and O’s a little more freely. It is the thought that counts, right? It is not like you are actually kissing everyone. G0d only knows kissing just anything could result in a lip fungus that would never go away or cooties!
In this computer driven age X’s and O’s have been replaced with smiley faces and text messaging shortcuts. As a text messaging computer driven society we LOL and LMAO instead of getting to touchy feely and X and Oing people. It just isn’t done. If you think about it, how many people do you really want to hug and kiss besides your significant other and your kids once you get past the age of say 5? I might be pretty giving in the hugs department, (HUGS), but I am not likely to pass out kisses to every Tom, Dick, and Harry. Still it is a lovely thought!
Signing that text with X’s and O’s just drips romance. The next time I text my husband I just may give it a whirl!! It would be the perfect way to send hugs and kisses over the miles. It is certainly one that hasn’t crossed my mind before. Even though I tend to gag at people that kiss the air at each other (kiss, kiss), the X’s and O’s thing is kind of sweet and innocent. It screams LOVE and affection, and the more I think about it, the more I like it!! Signing off with X’s and O’s because deep down, I am that kind of girl until next time when I give you another glimpse into the life of a trucker’s wife.