I’ve mentioned before that N is a really cuddly little boy. He loves giving hugs and kisses.
Thankfully those kisses have progressed from the really soggy ones of a couple of years ago, and they’re just really sweet pecks now.
He goes through phases of just grabbing my face and kissing me throughout the day for no apparent reason. At bedtime he’ll always hold his arms out for a cuddle and then generally wants a kiss as well. Woe betide anyone who forgets. I’m taking them while I can before he gets too big.
But the other day he asked me ‘why daddy doesn’t like me giving kisses?’.
My heart fell. I know his dad still loves the huge hugs they give each other, so I wasn’t sure where that had come from.
‘What reason did he give?’.
‘Nothing, he just didn’t want me to’. Poor N.
‘Maybe you should ask him next time, then you can set it straight’.
I didn’t think much more about it, it wasn’t something I’d noticed had stopped. I know the OH can be non-demonstrative but I wouldn’t have thought stopping letting his 4 year old kiss him would have been a problem.
Then yesterday, I heard them talking downstairs.
‘Daddy, I’m going to kiss you’
‘They won’t be sloppy kisses, they’re nice kisses. Mummy says so’
‘No sloppy kisses then, I don’t like those one’. Pah, and he was the one to encourage licky kisses in the first place.
‘I’ll show you Daddy, they’re not wet kisses’.
So, it seems all is ok now. A bit of confusion in the type of kisses, so hopefully N can happily continue to give out kisses as and when he wants to.
Are your children kissers, or have they now stopped?