Friday, April 10, 2009

I wanted a hug

When I picked Isaiah up from latchkey yesterday, he told me that Paige was mad at him. Naturally, I asked him why she was mad.

He wanted to hug her because she's his friend. I said you can't just go around hugging people. You have to ask first, but I meant that he needed to ask the adult present about giving someone a hug. I know that schools these days have very strict rules about kids touching other kids. I even read a story somewhere about a kindergarten boy who was charged with sexual harassment for hugging a friend during recess. Seriously, most five year old kids have no clue about anything other than just being friends. Isaiah wants to hug all of his friends - male and female. He sees no difference in anyone except "friend" or "not friend."

So he asked me if he could ask Paige for a hug. That wasn't quite what I had in mind, but I suppose that it's better than nothing.

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