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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 08:53 PM
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We must be a kissy family because we all kiss each other on the lips. Our daughter is 26 and we kiss on the lips, our sons are 24, 23, 21, and 19 and they all kiss me on the lips. B1 and our daughter always kiss goodbye on the lips. B1 and the boys have this macho/manly thing that starts as a handshake and ends in a bear hug.... (no kissing, though.) And, of course, I love getting slobbery, chocolate pudding face kisses, on the lips, from our grandson. I kiss all my cousins, aunts, and uncles on the lips.

Maybe it's a family thing, a cultural thing, or even a southern thing..... I don't know.

When our oldest, and only daughter, got married, B1 had the traditional job of "giving away the bride." Poor guy, I didn't know if he was going to make it through the day, I really didn't. I was actually concerned when the minister said "Who gives this woman's hand in marriage" that B1 might remain silent. So, when B1 managed to lift her veil, kiss her on the lips, and barely choke out the words "Her mother and I do," I was pleasantly surprised when he turned to the groom, cupped his face in his hands, and kissed him on top of the head. I thought it was such a classy gesture. He was truly welcoming our son-in-law into our family.

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My dear, EI, it's not just a southern thing. And my oldest has that macho thing with my husband, too. But bear hugs, kisses, and cuddles with the little ones, often. I can't imagine anything less than that.

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Sorry Maricha, it is a Southern thing......Georgia girl here......
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Sorry Maricha, it is a Southern thing......Georgia girl here......
Hey! I'm not a southern girl in the slightest!
Born and raised in Michigan and only lived in Florida for a few years. Mom never lived in the South, either. Maybe it's genetics?

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Born and raised in Michigan and only lived in Florida for a few years. Mom never lived in the South, either. Maybe it's genetics?
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My culture is also very kissy when it comes to greeting one another. WE ALL KISS ON THE CHEECK FOR HELLOS AND GOOD BYES.

I do allow my kids to give me kisses on the lips so long as we are not sick, And I only do it because they are tiny right now and eventually they wont want to peck me with their tiny lips. My son cut that off when he was 6 but my daughter is loving it right now...she is three. So Yea, I think it does get weird after a certain time or if it is done in a way that isn't innocent, but like I said my son was 6 when he cut me off, and it wasn't like he was pecking me all the time. I would say 75% of his kisses were anywhere else on my face except the lips. 25% were lip pecks and those tiny lips were the best little pecks a mommy could want. Thank god I still have my baby girl... hehe... girls are so much sweeter...
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I was thinking more about this topic and realized my little boy is darn lucky I started realizing how important affection is for babies and kids. My mother never kissed us,hugged us,anything. It was almost a relief to get sick enough that she would have to be caring toward us because otherwise,total ice queen ALWAYS.

I couldn't imagine making my little guy grow up without kisses and snuggles and verbalization of love from his momma. And I'm not even one of those super moms either. Just a girl who knows what it's like to grow up without.
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I don't think that it is strange at all. It is showing love which is what young children need. And crave. Each parent can do what they want to do but I think that it is sweet.
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I was thinking more about this topic and realized my little boy is darn lucky I started realizing how important affection is for babies and kids. My mother never kissed us,hugged us,anything. It was almost a relief to get sick enough that she would have to be caring toward us because otherwise,total ice queen ALWAYS.

I couldn't imagine making my little guy grow up without kisses and snuggles and verbalization of love from his momma. And I'm not even one of those super moms either. Just a girl who knows what it's like to grow up without.


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We just don't kiss on the lips....
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Cause it's "creepy"


To say the least.......creepy is "speaking softly"

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Necro alert: While searching, I came across this thread. I am a die hard, no lip kissing for kids. It is really creepy to me. During the summer, when I was dropping my boys off at camp, a woman was walking her kid to the door (he was her height) and they were holding hands, they stopped and kissed. I started to vom a bit in my mouth.

I will say that we are all really affectionate. We hug a lot and the kids always say "I love you" and whatnot. We don't anymore, but when holding hands, squeeze squeeze meant "I love you".

Just no kissing on the lips...
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I don't think it's strange, but it's something I've never done with my son, even though I've always demonstrated a lot of affection towards him and always will

I have a vague memory of an elderly relative who used to kiss us children on the lips as children, and it isn't a very pleasant memory.

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Re: Kissing your children on the lips.

This thread is a few years old, but since there's been a few new posts I thought I'd join in!

My son is 6 and most of the time he chooses to kiss my cheek. Sometimes he will kiss me on the mouth which can be uncomfortable sometimes because he will grab my head, kiss me on the lips and not let me go so it looks like we are making out. I have to pry him off me. Awkward in public. I don't want that kind of kiss at any time though. Lip pecks are fine (which he does most of the time), but not the other ones.

Right now, he's the perfect height so that when he runs up to kiss me before I can get to his level, he kisses my boob. He obviously has no idea that's where he is kissing - he's just expressing his love.

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Italian mama here. Maybe it is cultural, dunno.

Kiss my baby girls (13, 18) on the lips every night before bed.
Kiss my mom (and dad before he passed) on the lips in greetings and goodbyes.
I even kiss my mother in law on the lips in greeting which makes her really giggle sometimes. She says, "Your my girl! My only daughter! No one else ever gives me a kiss on my lips!" She thinks it is super sweet!

DH thought it was a bit odd at first because it wasn't the culture in his family, and it is just he and his brother...so two boys...so mama hasn't gotten kisses from them in forever. He got used to it quick, as did the rest of the fam.

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