Wednesday, April 27, 2011

An Interesting Topic (or Two)

AKA:  This might require some opinions from y'all.

If you know me, you know I am one of the least judgmental people in the world.  Kinda.  I try really hard to see other people's points of view, and (especially when it comes to parenting) I know that what works for me won't work for you and so on.  I've done (and do) things with Dante that others find weird, and I'm sure you do stuff that would make my skin crawl.

That being said, do you kiss your kids on the lips?  If you are friends with me on Facebook, you can take a quick glance at my profile picture and know that I do.  Dante doesn't pucker, he sticks out his lower lip like he's giving me an exaggerated frown, and it's so cute, I have to kiss it.  I can't help it!  Dante will run up to me with his lower lip sticking out and if I was to try to stop myself from kissing that, I'd probably pass out.  He'll kiss my belly, he pokes my eyes, honks my nose, dings the top of my head...I am trying really hard to appreciate every moment I get with him while he still likes me!  I know there will be a time when I will be lucky to get a wave or the half hug, so every kiss is downright precious to me.  Plus, soon I will be elbow deep in breast feeding stuff and even more laundry, and binkies and another baby, so I am trying to appreciate every one of his little quirks and kisses before they are just memories.

Another issue brought up on yesterday's Talk:  Do you bathe with your kids?  Not ashamed to admit I do.  Some days, that is the only way I get a shower, too, so he comes with me and plays in the tub while I exfoliate and shampoo and such.  Or when he was sick, we took a lukewarm bath together, since he was so tired of being wet and cold, it stood to reason that he'd appreciate being held, and I think he lasted longer than he would have had I not gotten in, too.  And again, it's something else for me to remember.  There are no pictures, just great memories for me to fall back on when someday I get tuned out or a door slammed in my face.

I am thrilled that I have gotten to spend such amazing quality time with him.  I am incredibly blessed to be a stay at home mom.  I am incredibly blessed with a wonderful man who loves me.  I am just an incredibly lucky person, and I do my best not to forget it, even when there's puking or a stripping toddler, or chalk drawings on his bedroom door.  How many people are this lucky?  Not many, so I am going to sit back, count my blessings, and hope I get to hear from you guys, too.


  1. Hey! My oldest is 13 and to this day he gives me a kiss on the lips, I still kiss my parents on the lips, I think it just shows how close we are? Weird maybe but not ashamed. I also bathed with the boys, I have to admit I'm trying to break my 7 yr old from it. It's all about bonding. I am so happy that you are happy and I too am so blessed to be a stay at home mom and wouldnt want it any other way! much love <3

  2. I had assumed, hun! =D
    I really love the bonding aspect! I love that he must know, deep down, that he's loved and appreciated for who he is. I just love it!

  3. I showered with all of my kids until they were old enough to start pointing out physical differences or similarities. Valeska just recently decided that she prefers her own privacy now. She even *gasp* showered with her father till she was five and pointed out the physical differenes. I find NOTHING wrong with that. I kiss my children on the lips and prefer it that way. Freddy however does not. Not sure exactly why. He is not an overly physical affectionate person anyway.

    I am weird like that I guess. Though I wont change a thing.

  4. Dante is just a lovey-dovey little thing! I'll tell him to give someone a hug, and he'll kiss them! It's so sweet! I don't think I'd change a thing, either. It's sooooo wonderful having my own little love bug! I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts!

  5. I just sat down to check my email and saw I had a comment on my event planning blog from you. So I clicked on your profile, to see if there was a way to contact you and lo, and behold I found your blog.

    Anyhow, I didn't want to post this on my blog because I don't want everyone to come asking, but since I just designed the stationery today and I still have it on my computer, would you like me to just plug in your information and send you the file for the baby shower invitation? It'll take me all of 2 seconds, but it might take you (or your friend) a while to get it done and I thought it might be my nice gesture for the day. Let me know if you'd like it, and what you'd like the wording to be at

  6. My email is myrahh@gmail. I need to double check the date, since I am a walking preggo brain fart. Thank you! I'm not the best at anything regarding an actual program, so any help is incredibly appreciated! =D

  7. I try not to kiss them in the mouth, right now Zachary doesn't really kiss, he opens his mouth and presses it towards your face.

    We have taken showers with both boys, it is sometimes the only way to get a shower, and both boys love taking baths, and Zachary is a general waterbug (can't tell he's an Aquarius, nope not at all ;P )

  8. Yeah, I have a choice, shower with him and my hair can almost be dry when I go to bed. OR I take a shower after the both of them go to bed, and my hair is still super wet when I go to bed. =D