Sometimes it's clearly to avoid doing something.
Me: "Do your homework!"
Kid: "Come on mom...hug!"
Sometimes it's because they want something.
Me: "This doesn't feel like a 'love' hug."
And sometimes it really is pure love.
Me: "Gosh, you've been hugging on me for about fifteen minutes. I never hugged on my parents when I was a teenager."
Kid: "Yeah, but I have a great relationship with my parents."
Oh, my gosh...come here kid, mama's got a big hug for you!
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