Blitzen was angry with us at bedtime last night.
Among many other things, Blitzen told me the following, ‘I know that you don’t really like me. Because when you hug me when we are fighting, it is the same hug as other times. People have 3 hugs – a lying hug, an angry hug and a good hug. But all your hugs are the same, they are all mixed together. And Andrew doesn’t hug me at all!’ That final statement will surprise anyone at Blitzen and Andrew’s school because every time they see each other all day long they hug.
Poor Blitzen – her view of the world is so scary. I can’t even imagine how scary and lonely it would be to feel that unsure and isolated. I wish she could see that she is lovable and deserving of hugs – even when I am angry.