Yesterday I was at the River playing with some kids there. They kept jumping on my back and hanging on there. It is pretty hot and tiring having kids jumping on you like that so I thought that I would try a new strategy to get them to stop. Every time a kid jumped on my back I would swing them around to the front and rock them like a baby and sing them lullabyes and say that they were my baby and it was time to sleep. It worked really well and the kids would be scrambling to get away. They quickly moved on to doing other things but when they had all gone away one little boy came back and looked up at me and said ” su bebe” (your baby) so I picked him up and rocked him and sang lullabyes to him and the entire time he was so still and just looking up at me, man, I had to really fight back the tears to see this little guy who was so starving for affection, it was so unexpected, I was really caught off guard.