Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lately, hugs are the solution to everything

James and Isabel have decided that the small disappointments in life can be cured by the simple expedient of hugging each other. I can't tell you how many times I've had to unbuckle the straps on one of the carseats when we're in the driveway, because one of them has decided that he or she doesn't want to go to school/wear shoes/be parted from a sopping wet Tigger, and one must comfort the other or dissolve into tears. As any tender anecdote has its less sentimental side, I must in all fairness say that I frequently have to remind them to hug around the shoulders, or the belly, but not the neck. See how successful I am.