Who doesn’t love hugs from a toddler? Seriously…
Favorite moment of the day easily is coming home after work and being greeted by a squealing Little Lady with eyes bright and arms open wide doing a bouncy run/skip/stumble towards me at the door.
Am I sad when she decides she doesn’t want to give me a hug even though I ask so nicely? You better believe it!
Do I get jealous when she decides not to give me a hug and go hug someone else? You bet I do!
Did it take away from the joy her hugs give when I discovered that she will hug just about anything that is cylindrical, including garbage cans? Eh… not really…
We recently spent some time in an airport. It was a VERY early morning flight and Little Lady was pretty tired. And when she is tired, it means that she is ultra-active. I had the job of following her around the terminal as we waited to board our flight. I guided her over to some big windows to watch the airplanes. I figured she would love it … I know I sure do. Well turns out she liked the garbage cans and the pillars that run to the ceiling much MUCH more. She started at one end of a wall of windows and worked her way down sidestepping so always facing the glass. When she came to a pillar, she give it a hard look then scoot to the front of it and give it a big hug saying “Ahhhhhh”. She would then keep moving until she came to the next obstacle, a garbage can. Same performance with a hug and an “Ahhhhh”.
It was actually quite amusing.
I guess I shouldn’t be too selfish with her hugs, even some garbage cans need to feel some love I guess. Just happy there are people like Little Lady to recognize that … and happy we had sanitizing wipes in the diaper bag near by!