As for me, I particularly love the huge hugs that I get when I pick them up, and they wrap their little arms tightly around my neck and rest their head on my shoulder.
Ah, my babies.
These are the very moments I've waited my whole life to experience.
(Yes. They're still babies to me.)
It's nice to see these acts of compassion, although sometimes the compassion is on the heels of victimization.
As a purely hypothetical example (which very well might have occurred at least twenty-two times, today): William is playing with a new toy truck ... Gracie sees new toy truck, wants new toy truck, takes new toy truck. William cries. Gracie, with new toy truck in her grasp, runs off and retrieves William's blankie, which she then hands to William, gives William a kiss on the head ... and then sits and happily plays with new toy truck. While William continues to mourn the loss of the new toy truck.
Suck it up, buddy. You've got your blankie, right?!
William recovers. William spots Mom's cell phone that is sitting precariously on the counter. William maneuvers cell phone off the counter and smiles happily at his prize. Elizabeth sees William with cell phone, takes cell phone away from William, sending William in to a fit of crying. Elizabeth with cell phone in her grasp, runs off and retrieves William's blankie, which she then hands to William, gives William a kiss on the head ... and then sits and happily plays with Mom's cell phone. All the while William continues to mourn the loss of Mom's cell phone.
Life can be tough for William with two younger sisters that insist on tormenting him. It's just that William always has his eyes scanning the horizon for things to play with. Unfortunately, his sisters appear to be incapable of finding fun stuff to play with for themselves ... and thus they lie in wait to take away whatever he finds.
And so it goes.
There are few things cuter than seeing our children give one another a kiss ... a hug ... or greet us when we come home from work with a peck on the cheek. Affection is finally being shown to one another, and reciprocated to us.
It certainly beats the alternative.