When Jude and Sutton were three and would give me weak hugs I would tell them "That felt like a two year old hug. Are you two?" At which point they would kick up the intensity. When they turned four I accused them of doling out three year old hugs. It's been at least four or five months since I've played that game. They're still four.
Tonight I watched them while Jen had dinner with some friends. (Avery is with grandparents.) As I was getting their dinner out of the oven and listening to all the questions and comments that come from four year olds, Sutton told me this:
"I'm giving seven year old hugs now. If you stick around maybe later I'll show you."