I love cuddling with my kids. I even compel it — either cuddle or I’m gonna tickle you!!! This often launches a high-speed, squealing chase around the living room!

The other night when I was putting Button to bed, I cuddled with her like usual. She loves cuddling too. (Except for when she wants to be tickled…) So while we were laying in her bed hugging, I asked her, “Hey, Button, why do we cuddle?” I was curious what she would say.

She turned her face to mine, looked me straight in the eyes and said very matter-of-factly, “Because you’re my friend.” And then she “booped” me on my nose with her little finger and hugged me again. I think that explained it all.