When my husband leaves for work in the morning, she needs a hug and a kiss while she’s sitting at the breakfast table, and then when he’s at the door, and then when he’s in the doorway, and then after he closes the door, and again after he closes the door for the second time.
When my younger daughter – I – is going down for a nap (which happens twice a day) or when she’s going to bed for the night, A has to give her a hug and a kiss, and then again, and again and again and again and again and again…and maybe again.
When I’m leaving the house for any reason and not taking A with me, I get the same routine she gives her dad in the morning, except for I’m at the garage door instead of the front door.
This was all completely adorable and irresistible when it started about a month ago. I thought she was the sweetest, most darling creature on earth to be going to such lengths to show her affection for others. And she is truly a very loving and caring girl. However, there have been times recently when this behavior has drove me absolutely crazy (like when I is screaming and wants nothing more than to be put down in her crib and A is insisting that she kiss and hug her just one more time).