After reading all the controversy about Victoria Beckham kissing her daughter on the lips (if you haven’t heard, go here), all the shaming and hating about it. It got me to thinking!!
How do you show love/affection to people? Who do you kiss on the lips and who don’t you? When does that become comfortable or uncomfortable??
There aren’t many people that I don’t or wouldn’t kiss on the mouth to show them that I love them and respect them. I kiss all 3 of the younger kids on the lips, they kiss me on the lips and I DON’T think that is weird or there is anything wrong with that. Now the older 3 kids, they already established their ways of affection before I came in the picture. I let them lead what they were most comfortable with. They always get a kiss, usually on the forehead or cheek.
When I was a teenager, I remember establishing boundaries for kissing. There was a few years there where I DID NOT kiss my Dad on the lips. That is because it is a weird time where you are attracted to boys (so the kisses are for them) and so Dad is a weird person to kiss. Now, every time I see him I kiss him on the lips. Along with my mom, my father-in-law, my mother-in-law and MANY other family members.
Also as a teenager I decided that I would be kissing my friends on the lips as well. I remember holding my ground with my then boyfriend, talking about what was an wasn’t appropriate. He used to get slightly weirded out that I would kiss my guy friends on the lips to say “hello” and “good-bye”. Then, he just go it. I kiss my best friends (that are girls) on the lips every time I see them.
So, in short…I think you can kiss whomever you damn well please on the lips. As long as they are comfortable with it! What Do You Think?
Sealed with a Kiss!! XOXOXOXOXOX