I am sometimes so amazed at Caleb. I’m sure all kids have such defined personality traits, but only *really* know Caleb. I know the things that make him difficult; He’s whiny and controlling and only wants to eat bread and popsicles. But I also know the things that make him so wonderful; He’s polite, funny, affectionate and likes to please us, which means that he is easier to control as he gets older and understands our directions more fully.
But the reason for this post is about his affectionate ways. Today, Caleb decided to give random hugs. He hugged the doctor at the appointment, the cashier at Franklin Covey and the 20-something girl in the elevator. He was polite with the first two, asking to hug first. But with the girl, he inched closer and closer and closer and hugged her. I explained that he was giving random hugs out today and she said it was okay cause she liked hugs. So, it was really cute. Every time he does things like this, I am so grateful that I have him. I’m so glad that he isn’t violent with strangers (that’s not to say he isn’t with Daddy) and that he seems to be very aware of himself around smaller kids. He actually knocked a little kid over at the playground today and then helped him get up! It just makes me sigh with relief.