Children can be quite funny.

As toddlers and children: you hug them, peck them on the cheek as you say goodbye on a school run. They hug you back, shout “love you mummy!” as they scuttle down to their classes.

As teens: you approach them to hug them, they put up their hands in protest, reluctantly give you a quick hug while glancing around hoping none of their friends saw them. You try to peck them on the cheek, they quickly move back with a “Mum!, you’re embarrassing me”. You just chuckle within you as you remember you were once like them.

Daily Prompt: Embarrassing