Re: Kissing your children on the lips.
I am 38 years old and I still kiss my daddy on the lips. It's not all the time, but I, as well as my sisters, still do it. And, I still kissed my mom on the lips, including the last day I saw her. My sisters, I kiss on the cheek. My sons and daughter, I follow their lead, but so far, the two younger ones are still on the lips. They are 5 and 7. My 13 year old has switched over to cheek, and I'm perfectly ok with that. My nieces and nephew are all on the cheeks. As for any other family members, it is cheek, if anything. Anyway, I see nothing wrong with it, no matter the age.
You can use the 2x4 without adding nails to it.