Post # 62
I think when I was really little I maybe kissed both parents on the mouth… now that I’m older I wouldn’t kiss *either* of them on the mouth. It feels gross to me LOL.
FI’s parents are huge kissers and I HATE IT. Hate it. Whenever FI’s dad goes in for a goodbye kiss (even though it’s completely innocent, I promise!) I always end up turning my head as far away as possible at the last second.
I think it just comes down to family culture. They probably don’t realize how uncomfortable it makes me ’cause that’s just how they’ve always been with their own kids.
Post # 63
Every once in a while I’ll give my dad an air-kiss on the cheek (if any of you know what I’m talking about? Where you touch cheeks and air-kiss?) That’s also what I do with my mom, Future Mother-In-Law, grandma, etc. Never on the lips though. Seems weird to me but I was never raised in a super affectionate house so I get some people are more affectionate.
Post # 64
@valintine: This is the 2nd totally judgmental and rude post I’ve stumbled across that belonged to you. What’s the matter? I don’t make a habit of calling ppl out over the internet, but wow, you’re just rubbing me the wrong way. Please don’t attack other members this way!
And OP, No, I don’t kiss anyone other than my husband on the mouth. When I was a kid, sure, but not since I was 10 or so. Grama still tries heeheh!
Post # 65
@valintine: Seriously?! I created these children in my body, birthed them, and nurture them everyday of their lives. If ANYONE has the right to kiss their mouths, it’s me!
@Nellop: Thank you
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Post # 67
I didn’t know it was considered weird to do this! I have always kissed my parents on the lips. I am 25 and still do. They are my PARENTS. *shrug*
Post # 68
I don’t kiss anyone but my FH on the mouth.
Post # 69
I find the idea unpleasant and creepy.
Post # 70
We do the cheek air kiss too. It would make me uncomfortable if anyone tried to kiss me on the lips, but I don’t think it’s morally wrong or anything to kiss your family on the lips. Totally not my cup of tea, though!
Post # 71
- Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON
I have never kissed my dad on the mouth that is just gross! I have kissed my dad on the cheek and that was awkward enough!
Post # 72
We haven’t kissed our parents on the mouth since…we started going to school maybe. So like…4….As very young children we did, but ever since it’s seemed weird. I wouldn’t say if I saw somebody kiss their parent on the mouth as a peck that it would be “gross and inappropriate” but “weird and slightly creepy”, yes, lol. I personally never would, it’s weirded me out for at least 20 years now…
Post # 73
I think it is more about age. For example now that my son is 9 I don’t kiss him on the mouth (usually cheek, forehead) but I still kiss my daughter on the mouth and she is 6. I don’t kiss my Dad on the mouth in fact we normally just hug but I have given him a peck on the cheek. I probably kissed him when I was little but I don’t remember.
Post # 74
My parents and I kissed on the mouth when I was a kid – I don’t know when exactly we stopped, I just outgrew it. Now it’s on the cheek.
It’s mainly innocent, imo, but I think if my parents still tried to kiss me on my mouth, when the only other person I kiss there is Darling Husband, it would feel awkward.
Post # 75
- Wedding: October 2013 - Temecula, California
I did all the time when I was a little girl. Now its only when I’m thanking him for a gift or something or when either of us leave on a long trip.
Post # 76
@MrsFuzzyFace: Eh, ::shrugs:: I didn’t say you don’t have every right to do it. Of course you can. But you asked if I think it’s appropriate, and coming from my background I offer a unique perspective to say it is not appropriate. Looks like the vast majority agrees with me.
My parents were/are amazing, but lordy I wish they had the good sense you showed when you made this post lol! If you don’t take any heed of the results, that’s fine, it’s an extremely inconsequential issue. Statistically guessing, your kids will probably end up thinking family mouth-kissing is gross, too.