It’s funny that I saw this on BabyCenter’s blog today because Dorian and I were just talking about this last night. I brought it up because as we were getting the kids ready for bed, Dorian kissed Deuce goodnight on the lips. I’m not grossed out by it or anything, but I wondered aloud how that dynamic would be approached as Deuce gets older. I’ve never seen Dorian kiss his dad on the lips, after all. “That’s just not the way [my dad] is,” Dorian explained. “But if Deuce wanted to kiss me on the lips when he’s older, I’d let him. He’s my son and I love him.”
Whoa. When Dorian says stuff like that it just blows my mind. And makes him look like a total stud. 😉
My dad wasn’t around when I was growing up, and my stepdad…Well, let’s just say he chose to show his affection primarily with his fists. So the male/fatherly role is something I don’t have a lot of positive experience with, and it’s something that I look to Dorian for cues, guidance, and support. This also is true of our marriage because again, I didn’t have the best examples to study and learn from during my upbringing (but I’ll save that for a later post).
It got me to thinking about my relationship with my mom. Although I am grown now, my mom still puckers up and expects me to kiss her on the lips whenever we see each other, which I don’t mind because I’m just used to it, I guess. Perhaps it’s just a cultural thing.
Do you think it’s okay to kiss your child on the lips? Why or why not? Let me know, leave a comment below!
Read the original post on BabyCenter’s blog here.
- The Kiss of Health (psychologytoday.com)
- Kissing Kids on the Lips! (singlemomontherun.com)
- The 5 Characteristics of a Good Dad: Being Better Than the Best Father You Can Be (familyandchild.wordpress.com)