I whispered to my daughter, "Go kiss Mommy on the cheek. It'll make her so happy."
My daughter's response: "She's already happy."
This may be true, but it was beside the point. I tried a different approach.
“Fine,” I said, attempting to sound smug. “Then I’m going to kiss her myself. All by myself.”
Her response: “Then go kiss her.”
Thankfully, this refusal to affection is extremely uncommon for Clara, especially when Elysha is the proposed recipient.