This is his new thing. I didn't think it would happen the first year so I wasn't prepared for it. I mean, he's 5. FIVE. And already he asks for us to drop him off instead of walk him to the gate. When we do walk him, he likes to walk in front of us and BEGS us to kiss him in the car before we get out. He will sometimes give us a high five, although you can see in this video he isn't having it.
I will admit, this does break my heart just a little bit. The only thing keeping me together is the fact that he can't get enough kisses and hugs when he is at home. So I hold onto my little bear and relish in the fact that he still loves to get love from us... at least when we aren't in front of his friends.