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DD will be 3 next month and up til now, we have always given goodnight and goodbye kisses on the mouth.<br><br>
It seemed natural and since she saw dh and I kiss this way, it seemed normal for her to want to kiss the same way.<br><br>
But, I am starting to feel funny about it. We weren't allowed to kiss at all....no cheeks so definately no lips! And so I recognize that my funny feeling is due to my own past.<br><br>
I am just curious if others kiss on the lips or if people have switched to kissing on the cheeks, and if so, at what age?<br><br>
Any input is appreciated!
 

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We kiss on the lips in our family and will continue to do so until (or if) our children request otherwise...<br>
My mom was definitely against that when I was growing up...but it felt/feels very natural for me with my children...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Hhmmm, I see what you mean but we haven't gotten to that stage yet. DD is 1 and frankly right now we are trying tot each her to close her mouth when she kisses. I would go with what your DC feel comfortable with.
 

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I still kiss my mother on the mouth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I kissed my grandparents on the mouth until I was about 12 and papa's lips caved in (he'd allready taken out his teeth) then I started kissing him on the cheek, but still kissed grandma on the mouth.
 

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DH and I still do quick, peck kisses to DS. DS is just a lovable child and loves to do this. We will continue until he deems otherwise.<br><br>
I no longer kiss my Mother on the lips. We just hug and that's it. Never did with my father.
 

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we are lip kissers if our child/shildren ever request it diffrent we will respect that but lip kisses are perfectly normal. I know MIL was horrified than DD will come crawl up under the covers an press her body up against mine and wrap her hands around my neck so she can give me lots of lip kisses. SHe does similiar to DH except they have more of a nose rubbing ritual. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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ds is 3yo and we lip kiss and will until he decides otherwise. it feels completely normal and natural. and frankly, when I'm sick and don't kiss him on the lips - i really miss it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">
 

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I must join in with the "stop when they want to" folks. I kiss mine wherever my lips happen to land. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> But I refuse to kiss their butts.
 

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Ds is nearly 5 yo and we are still kissing him on the mouth. We will continue to do so until he is uncomfortable with it.
 

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Still lip kissing here, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lips.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lips">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I must join in with the "stop when they want to" folks. I kiss mine wherever my lips happen to land. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> But I refuse to kiss their butts.</div>
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Had to laugh at your answer! DD tripped last week and fell on her rear and so, like I do with all scratches and hurts, she presented me with her bottom to kiss and make better. :) I happily did it, but it tickled me and is going in mental storage. :)<br><br>
Thank you for all the replies. I think that doing it until she stops, is a great idea and I can't believe I didn't think of it.<br><br>
It helps to know others experiences.
 

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My son's are 8 and 6 and they still come to kiss my dh and I on our lips. Especially me. It isn't like a lingering kiss or anything, but a quick peck and an "I love you". We always do it before one of us leaves the house, before bed, first thing in the mornings, when they get home from school...lol. I miss them and they are comfortable with it. Once they get uncomfortable (if they ever do) I will totally respect it (but be sad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> )
 

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My DS who is six (seven in Feb), still wants lip kisses. We will stop when he wants to.<br><br>
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We kiss on the lips. Ds gives a big dramatic smack.<br><br>
I still kiss my dad and mom on the lips. It's just a peck.
 

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I still kiss my Mom on the lips! My DD is only 13 months and she kisses us with her mouth open.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Another who kisses her own parents on the lips. It never occurred to me until I started reading bulletin boards that some people would even consider this odd! (I understand why, it was just very normal to me.)<br><br>
We kiss our kids on the lips (or wherever it lands) too. If they object some day, I'll change. Till then, I'm happy.
 

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I don't see anything wrong with it.<br>
I've never kissed my folks on the lips.<br>
Though I have kissed my animals on the lips.<br><i>(The key to not getting beast slob in your mouth is to kiss them on the side of their lips. If you have a rat you must do it very quickly because they like to nibble with their kisses. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: )</i>
 

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Apparently (I was just told this by a friend) kissing evolved from cave-mothers making baby food by chewing it up and spitting it into their babies' mouths, like other animals do. I guess you'd be doing this for your close relatives like babies and old people (parents) so it became a form of intimacy.<br>
So it seems more natural to kiss on the lips, if kissing could be counted as natural! :p<br><br>
That said, we have only ever kissed on the cheek in my family. I used to see my parents lip kissing and it would gross me out if our lips touched when we went to kiss! Even the side of the lip. I thought they had germs that I didn't have <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Some of the responses have made me chuckle!!<br><br>
I have an almost 8, almost 5, and 1 year old and lip kisses here. I don't lip kiss my parents tho and think that would be weird. But I will keep up with my kiddos til they decide otherwise.
 
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