The other night, Eli gave me a legitimate-arms-around-the-neck hug!
Andy had walked into Elijah's room to change an alleged dirty diaper. When I walked into the room and sat down next to my boys, Elijah looked at me with elation, held out his arms and basically threw himself at me. With his arms around my neck, he gave me a hug.
And I washed my cheeks with tears of joy.
Does it matter that he was trying to weasel his way out of a diaper change? Naw.
My boy hugged me. He really did it.