One of my favorite things about being a Mommy is cheek kisses. From the moment my son was born I couldn't keep from kissing those sweet little cheeks. I kissed all over that tiny face....
and he let me.
In two short years....things have changed. The other day, I picked my toddler up and kissed him on the face. And what did he do??? HE WIPED IT OFF. (gasp!) My kiss landed somewhere on the floor instead of resting sweetly on his cheek like it always has. I've been around children, and I know that wiping off kisses is a common practice among little people - but I didn't expect it to happen so soon.
I am his Mommy. I am the woman in his life and he WIPES OFF MY KISSES. I know. This is only the beginning. Pretty soon - in 12 or so years he might not even want me to hug him in public. (But I will anyway.)
And you know what else? He thinks it is hilarious. He cracks up every time he wipes off a kiss. I probably didn't help this matter any when I reacted like a drama queen the first time he did it.
Well I'm here to tell ya...I'm gonna keep kissing that cute little face, no matter how many times he wipes them off. He needs it.
And so do I.