I was absolutely amazed when I read an article about Jessica Alba kissing her kids on the mouth. She stated in a Redbook article that she was surprised to learn there are parents out there that don’t kiss their kids on the mouths – “Really? Why?!” she exclaimed. “It’s your baby. People allow dogs to lick at their mouths.” Furthermore, I found another article ripping Harry Connick, Jr. for doing the same thing.
I didn’t realize that we went back to middle school and made big deal about kissing on the lips. I kiss my kids on the lips. And their cheeks. And their feet. And (gasp!) their hands. I love kissing my kids and they love the affection. The great thing is that they know how much we love them and since my toddler and baby can’t quite comprehend what the words “I love you” means, we show them by giving kisses, hugs, tickling, rough-housing, etc.
Why do we have to ridicule people for showing affection to their own children? We should be applauding them for being great parents that show their children they love them.
Smarties – do you kiss your kids on the lips?