Mitzi likes to lie on her back on my lap. I put one hand next to her and she grasps hold of my thumb, always her right foot and my left hand. Yesterday I tried to get her to hold my other thumb too but she didn't want to. I said: "Don't you want to hold my hand then" and she looked at me as if to say: "I am holding your hand".
There is a game we play where I get hold of both her feet and lift her up in the air. When she has had enough she pulls her left foot away but continues to hold my left hand with her right foot.
Somewhere in another universe, dear brother, you got saved.