So when I saw Thing 3 crawl up and over the Dude this morning, I expected fireworks. But.... miracle of miracles, this happened!!
There may have even been a cuddle or two!! AH-MAZING!!!!! I don't expect a repeat or even civility any time soon, but it was long enough for pictorial evidence - and that's all I need for future brainwashing. "Hey Dude! Remember how much you loooove Thing 3? I do, seeeeee???"
And THAT is how you parent.