1. This morning my 5-year-old and I were mad at each other.
  2. He was angry because I wouldn't play with him.
  3. I had just got out of bed and hadn't even had my coffee yet.
  4. He wanted to play right then and a promise to play later couldn't change that.
  5. We separated ourselves from each other.
  6. After a while we found ourselves in the same room together.
  7. We were staring at each other; both of us preparing for another angry confrontation.
  8. Instead, I stretched my arms out.
  9. He reached his up.
  10. I picked him up and we just hugged for several minutes.
  11. And all was good.