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not a hugger

Every time we go to the zoo, we have to walk through the gift shop (it is strategically placed at the exit so that you literally have to go through it to leave, and the blast of air conditioning does feel nice this time of year anyways), and lately they have had a shirt on display that really speaks to me:

(Image description: gray tank top on a manikin on a gift store display table, with a picture of a hedgehog holding a cactus with the words “Not a Hugger”)

It’s not that I don’t like hugs, exactly… it’s just that if I never had to hug someone else for reasons of perpetuating my friendship with said person, I would be quite happy. And while I do like hugging my kids and understand the importance of it for connecting with them, there have been many times when I’ve had to do deep breathing exercises because they were simply too close for too long.

Also that hedgehog is adorable. Maybe I could get away with being more prickly if I were also more adorable, in a hedgehog-esque fashion… 😉

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