Monster and I were goofing off and roughhousing before his bedtime today, as we often do. One thing to know about Monster is that he’s not very physically affectionate in any gentle sense. He likes to roughhouse, and when he gives hugs they’re usually playful hugs where he’s either trying to pull someone over, lick them, or otherwise do something silly. After we finished, and I told him it’s time to lie down and get to sleep, he got up, completely unprompted, and gave me one of the nicest hugs he’s ever given me. I was just about in tears he was so sweet. I told him, “You’re a sweetheart Monster, I love you.”
He responded: “Yeah”.
Typical Monster before giving a hug.