Post # 76
knotyet : people shouldn’t be kissing infants that they didn’t make anywhere on the face, not just the lips! I was maniacal when my daughter was first born – even grandparents and best friends got read the riot act if they kissed her face. Now that she’s a toddler she decides who kisses her and if she wants to offer lips or her cheek.
Post # 77
Hugging seems far more intimate than a quick peck on the lips. All that body pressing & holding.
Post # 78
I kissed my family on the lips when I was a very young child…like under 5.
I come from an affectionate family as well.
My nieces on both my side and my husband’s have also kissed me on the lips but again they were little.
Post # 79
I can’t imagine anyone in my family doing that. My grandmother will kiss me on the cheek and we give each other hugs.
Post # 80
Definitely a hard no. We barely wave to one another in my family, we are stoic and reserved. I don’t think we were even hugged much as children. Funnily enough it never impacted my romantic relationships, very healthily tactile.
I’ve wondered though, I’ve seen people post pictures kissing their children on the lips. I’ve no judgement on the gesture of affection but I just think how awkward to pose like that