In 1st grade, Jedi became good friends with a boy named Obi-Wan. They were such good friends that they would greet each other with a hug every day. This is now 2nd grade, however, and they are growing up. Things are different.
After a brief discussion about how his first day back at school went, I wondered if all the kids from last year were still in his class. “Was Obi-Wan there?”
“Yes”, he replied.
“Did you give him a hug?”, I asked.
“No”, Jedi responded, a boy of few words on this rare occasion.
“I just didn’t.”
Sensing the answer myself, and remembering how different the politics of each higher grade are, I offered, “Are you too big in 2nd grade to give each other hugs?”.
“Yes”, he agreed before repeating, “I’m too big now”. Then, he quickly clarified, “But only at school. I can still give you hugs at home.”. Whew, well that’s good to know. The force, it’s still strong in that one. As long as it’s in the privacy of these walls, anyway.