I kiss my baby on the mouth and I love it. Love it, love it, love it. I started doing it minutes after my daughter was born, and nine months later, when she's teething and drooly, our make-out sessions are still going strong.
In all honesty, I thought this was something all moms did. Until I did it in front of a friend the other day, and she went: "Oh, you do that?"
"What?" I laughed. "Mouth-kiss my baby?"
"Yeah," she said giggly and disgusted. "I'm not really into that."
"I always do it," I said, karate-chopping a line of drool.
A third mom-friend who was there chimed in, "Oh, I do it, too."
But our one friend wasn't having it. So, clearly all moms aren't mouth-kissers.
My husband has never been a huge fan of planting kisses on our daughter's lips. "Do it," I sometimes tell him. "It feels so good." He'll give her a sweet little peck on her tiny baby kisser, but it's clear he's more into cheek, head, and tummy smooches.
So, what is it? It's not just a dude thing if other moms aren't into it. Personally, I think it's sweet. In fact, it's my very favorite place to kiss my baby. She's even now taken to "giving kisses back", AKA she opens her mouth up wide when I say, "Give mama a kiss" in a high-pitched squeal.
The thing is, I know there will come a time when my daughter isn't as enthusiastic or delighted to kiss me as she is now. There will come a time when mouth-kisses definitely aren't welcomed, and in fact, they'll be weird. That time is very far off, but I'm dreading it. So, I don't know, maybe I'm trying to get as much out of her babyhood as I possibly can. Maybe I want to be as close as humanly possibly right now. Maybe I want to do things that only a mama can/is willing to do to, in some odd way, express my love.
Or maybe I'm just gross.
Do you kiss your baby on the mouth?
by goddess99January 24 at 1:13 PM
Yes, my baby is now 10 and I still do.
January 24 at 1:21 PM
When she was that little I did. Not so much now that she is 24...lol. I do with my grandsons.
by Jenn8604January 24 at 1:27 PMI do. Hes 4 and I will till he says he's too old for it. My pastors friend still kisses HIS grown 30+yr old SONS on the lips.
by delanna6twoJanuary 24 at 2:09 PM
on the check or head
by swthrt737January 24 at 2:19 PMCertainly yes!
January 24 at 4:05 PMYes
January 24 at 4:06 PM
Yes, me tooo, still do and she is 8 years old!!!!! xoxoxoxo
by lilbit53009January 24 at 4:07 PM
yes and i will continue to unless he ever feels uncomfortable
but i still kiss both my parents on the mouth and i'm almost 27
i find it weird that people think it's weird to kiss your own kids on the mouth
by JanetJanuary 24 at 4:20 PM
I kiss them on the cheek.