I’ve talked before about hugs and their unique value to Kina in the midst of this pandemic, and I don’t have a whole lot to add here today. As we have reduced the frequency of bedtime and overnight hugs, Kina has begun to track hug equity overall, demanding compensation when she feels like Mommy and Daddy are being too affectionate. This has led to surreptitious hugs in the kitchen while Kina is getting dressed, extended post-bedtime hugs as Kina drifts off to sleep, and passing half-hugs to stay reasonably hug-hydrated. The way we mostly deal with hugs while Kina is watching is to call a “family hug”, which involves my picking Kina up and squishing her between the two of us. Saves time, maintains equity. This is all ridiculous and I can’t believe I’m writing it.
Mostly, what I want you to take away from today’s issue is how good I am now at drawing Hello Kitty, as well as the two “meow” puns at bottom right. Still got it!