But then this morning I took Emily out to the park and when I picked her up out of the car she rested her head on my shoulder and nuzzled. Earlier that morning she crawled up my chest and planted a big 'ole smacker on my nose. Yesterday, she ran up in the middle of the Discovery Center where she was surrounded by toys and games, gave me a hug, then ran away.
In between all these little sweet moments she's had tantrums and fits and other unpleasantness. I don't care though, because she likes to hug and snuggle now too.
Toddler love is fleeting, but oh so sweet.