I love kissing my boys.
Love, love, love it.
Thankfully, I still have one that I need to bend down to kiss, but I know my days are numbered. And one that is mouth to mouth with me. And another that I have to lean up to kiss.
But how precious is it that I still get kisses daily from my boys.
In a world that gives so many mixed messages to boys about how to be a boy, I am thankful that we have created a home in which I get at least a kiss or two a day from each of my boys. I know many mothers who can’t say the same. Growing up, I don’t remember much physical affection in my home, so I have made it my mission to not only tell my boys a few times daily that I love them, but to give hugs and kisses freely. It melts my heart, and occasionally makes me catch my breath, when I hear each of my boys end a phone conversation with the words ‘I love you’ to me. They say it every. single. time. (except for that one time that Mr Football called me from school and there was a girl standing next to him…we’ve discussed that thoroughly. Lol!) When Puppy Lover was a toddler, he initiated a game of kisses before bed. I’m sure that even that young, he figured out he could stall bedtime this way…but I’m a sucker and fell for it hook, line and sinker. This is the same boy who had 2 identical striped blankets that he slept with each night. And each night he would
dictate request them to be laid over him in a specific way. Each night was a different layout, and he acted like we should’ve been able to read his mind as to how to lay them. And he would often want the other blanket first…though they were identical! Did I mention that he has a few control issues too? He named a number of different kids of kisses, and would request them as we cuddled before bed. There was the ‘fishy kiss’, the ‘regular kiss’, the ‘butterfly kiss’, the ‘lion kiss’ (we would kiss and as we pulled away from each other, make a loud ‘muah’ sound. I guess that’s what he thought a lion sounded like) and my favorite…
the movie star kiss
I’m sure you can guess this one…we’d put our lips together and then he’d move his head around so it looked like the way they kiss in moves (minus the tongue involvement..I PROMISE!) I don’t even know where he would’ve seen a ‘movie star kiss’, but since this kid hasn’t missed a detail since he was
a baby, I’m sure he saw it out of the corner of his eye on TV somewhere. I miss the days of cuddling my sweet boy in my lap as we kissed over and over.
It is one of my most precious memories as a mom.
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