#LifeWithCharlie - She Will Hug You IF She WANTS To Hug You.

The fact that this never even crossed my mind until I saw a post on Fabebook is actually a bit alarming to me.

It was a picture of a little girl that said;

"I don't care if you're family or friend, old or young...if my kid doesn't want to hug or kiss you then that's that.I won't be encouraging or bribing them. Their body. Their choice."

I just kind of stared at it and thought about all the times that co-workers or old friends met Charlie wanting hugs and me encouraging her to do it, even though she didn't want to.

Why would I do that? I would NEVER hug someone to be polite. What have I been teaching her all this time??!

Thankfully I learned it now, rather then never and hopefully she will grow up KNOWING that her body is hers and it is up to HER what she does with it.

Once she's 34, that is ;)