Kissing Kids on the Lips: Do You?

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With all of the latest news about the swine flu and everyone feeling antsy about germs in general, perhaps you can identify with lienna who says she won't kiss her kids on the lips because "they go to school and you never know what they can get or have."

I admit to kissing my boys on the lips. I absolutely love it when they pucker up and give me a sweet peck. Now, when someone has a cold in my house, we don't do much kissing period. But I've pretty much developed an immunity to their every day germs; in fact, getting sick is the last thing I think about when one of my sons plants one on me. Uh uh, what I'm thinking is, please don't outgrow this too soon!

It cracks me up that it drives my own mom crazy when she sees me kiss my sons on the lips; she hates lip kisses from anyone. CafeMom VeronicaLee feels similarly, "My Mom passed away, but before she died she taught my son to kiss her on the lips. For a while afterwards every time he would want to kiss me on the lips, it would remind me of my mom in an endearing way, but slowly I have retaught him to kiss me on the cheek because I just don't like it."

How about you? Do you kiss your kids on the lips?

 

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lizzeh lizzeh

I don't. I get cold sores and I don't want to givre them to her.

babyg... babygomez

I always kiss my daughter on her lips!!!She smiles and smiles...

lcbowman lcbowman

I have always kissed all my kids on the lips.  As they got older they were less comfortable with it and it moved to the cheek but that is fine.  I think there probably comes a time when it should move to the cheek but when they are little I see nothing wrong with a little mouth peck.

momma... mommaof4girls24

i kiss my kids on the lips all of the time and they laugh the only timei dont is when iam sick

Cafe... Cafe Sheri

I always have. Love 'em! Of course, my 6yo has started to reject me on lip kisses. It's sad.

aiden... aidensmom570

I love it when my little one gives me a big huge wet kiss no matter on the lips or not even my husband won't turn away from that and he's not a very lovey dovey kinda guy I had someone tell me once don't kiss your baby on the lips its gross I said its my baby and I carried him for nine months he's part of me If I want kiss him I'll kiss him head to toe if I want too its your own personal choice I think

Cassi... Cassidhes_Mom

I kiss my kids on the lips. My parents always kissed me on the lips, in fact, they still do and so do my sisters. We're an italian, very affectionate family. I see nothing wrong with a peck on the lips.

GerriMe GerriMe

I do.  Love it.  But I make sure I don't when I'm sick.  Like the original poster said, I've built up immunity to common school-aged kid bugs.  I'll stop when they're old enough to tell me it embarrasses or makes them feel uncomfortable.

madam... madamekatekate

Mines a little one still but she loves lip kisses. I'll continue to do so until she doesn't want me to anymore.


And I'll ease off when her or I are sick, naturally.

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