Do you kiss your baby on the lips? Do you still kiss your parents on the lips?
Do you think it’s gross or just darling?
This is how we roll: We don’t, but we do. When I watched our 5yr old go straight for his kindergartens teachers lips that’s when I realized that maybe we should stop the kissing on the lips thing in our family because even though we told him you only kiss us on the lips he still equated it to, you only kiss people you love on the lips. He was going around kissing all his loved ones (not in our family) on the lips.
Shortly, after that it was his birthday so we thought this was a good way to introduce the “you’re six now and now we are going to kiss on the cheeks because you are a big boy now.” Since then, we officially don’t kiss on the lips but sometimes when we say goodnight he goes straight for the lips and that’s okay. We probably would have kept kissing on the lips if it wasn’t so confusing for our son.
The important thing is making sure you are kissing them, hugging them and cherishing them even if they are pass that chubby cheeks stage and are now in that “one minute I like you and the next I don’t” tween stage.
I still have one in that chubby cheeks stage, and I kiss him on the cheeks, on the lips, on his forehead, his toes and his hands. I can kiss his little chubby face all day! I just can’t help myself, well, there are times when I can; like this morning, when his snot was flowing and I saw his little face coming straight for my lips.
Do you kiss on the lips in your familia? Do you still kiss your parents on the lips? Do you have an age when you feel like you should stop kissing your kids on the lips?