Can you spot the problem with my sweater in the photo below?
Perhaps, if you zoom in closely, you’ll notice it has some coffee spilled on the front of it. It’s hard to notice, though, since the sweater is beige.
A typical three-year-old would neither care, nor notice, said coffee spills, especially since they were dry. However, my three-year-old overheard me mention that I accidentally spilled coffee on myself after leaving the house this morning. So it won’t surprise you then when I approached him for a hug, he recoiled.
“Why won’t you give me a hug?” I asked.
“You have coffee on you!” Ari replied.
I sniffed my sweater. The smell of coffee hadn’t completely dissipated, but it wasn’t offensive.
“How do you know I have coffee on me?” I asked.
He gave me a DUH look, pushed me away, and said, “I’ll give you a hug later*.”
Seeing as I’m not the kind of person who forces my kids to hug me, I didn’t push. However, he’s something, isn’t he?
* = I got my “later hug” at bedtime tonight. And, yes, I was freshly showered and, therefore, wearing clean clothes.