Big Hug

That’s one of DS’s favorite expressions these days. Yesterday morning, he was playing with his little Duplo men and made them give each other a big hug. I reacted the same way I do when he gives a big hug to his Teddy Bear or when his stuffed dolphin gives a big hug to his stuffed beluga:

“Oh, the men are giving each other a big hug? That’s really nice!”

Personally, I think it’s the cutest thing in the world. But it struck me that if I was homophobic (or if I was raising DS 50 years ago), that’s probably when I would have said something along the lines of “What are you doing? Men don’t give each other hugs! That’s silly/ridiculous/wrong/sinful!”

Luckily, I’m not, and it’s 2009. And I’m really happy about it!

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