Today, Little E gave me a real hug and kiss. This doesn't sound like a big deal, but it was one to me.
Little E has some attachment issues. He is a wonderful kid, but he has major trust barriers. It takes him a long time to warm up.
Today, I was appropriately warm. Today, he gave me the best gift I could ask for.
I am so happy.
But, DAMNIT! MORE LAYERS OF THINGS TO CONTEMPLATE! DAMNIT DAMNIT DAMNIT!