|Rupert gets a bear hug at Center Parcs........|
The B&G are an affectionate pair . . . .
This is, in the main, a good thing, although from time to time there is a line that can be crossed. The B is the main offender here.
It's something that I'm going to have to tackle prior to him starting school in September.
The lesson I have to teach him is that goodbyes don't always require an enthusiastic embrace.
The B has always liked a good cuddle and, in recent times, he has insisted on hugging, amongst others, the ladies who run our local music group, the helpful girl from Year Six who looked after us during last week's school visit and even the instructor who took his fencing class at Center Parcs.
In the past I've encouraged his cuddles but as he gets bigger and his social circles start to change, this behaviour, well-intentioned though it is, is becoming a little less appropriate.
In order to compensate, I'll be sure to make myself available for additional embraces. These will always be welcome . . . .