As we were putting Clara to bed last night, she requested her first official hug from Daddy.
Though we’ve hugged one another several thousand times, including the glorious hugs and kisses that I receive every day upon arriving home from work, this was the first verbal command for a squeeze.
A few seconds after receiving it, she followed up her request with another for “More kisses!”
Also a first.
Several times during the night, I felt the urge to wake her up in hopes that I could put her to bed all over again, just to hear those wonderful demands once again.