I love kissing on my little girl. I love to kiss her sweet cheeks, her soft belly, her little knees and that little corner of her neck. I even love to kiss the bottoms of her feet. I cannot get enough of her! One place, however, that I don’t kiss her is on the lips.
I have never been one to kiss a child or loved one (other than my current beau) on the lips. To me it’s unnecessary. Sure I could kiss Foxy on the lips and it’s not a big deal, but at what age would I stop? At what age is kissing your child on the lips inappropriate?
Every once in a while, when I ask the youngest Offspring for some “sugar” he’ll give me a big peck on the lips. I think he aims for my lips because I always kiss him on the chin. I always tell him that he should be kissing me on the cheek. He just laughs and tries to kiss me on the lips again.
Tim likes to kiss Foxy on the lips. That is his prerogative as her daddy, but I still think he should stop. Sure it’s totally harmless now, but when she gets older and someone asks her for a kiss, she might aim straight for their lips. And her daddy is the only person on the planet she should be kissing on the lips.
I probably think too much about it. A parent kissing their child on the lips probably isn’t a big deal.
Do you kiss your child on the lips? Does your spouse/significant other?
At what age do you think it becomes inappropriate?