Thursday, February 2, 2012
Sunday night we were driving home after a long day out - just me and the kids. Katie pondered, "Mom, do you think Daddy's going to be upset that we left him alone by himself for all of that time?"
I explained that daddy was probably very happy to be home by himself. Amongst a flurry of questions I explained that daddy probably got a chance to take a nap or play video games or do something else that he wanted to do. In fact, he'd probably want to thank me for all of that alone time.
She wondered, since he'd be so appreciative, would he give me a kiss?
Playing along, pretending that he would actually be so gracious as to recognize how wonderful I am and thank me AND that we thank each other with kisses, I replied, "Oh, I hope so!"
There was some pondering silence and then:
Do you think he'll stick his tongue inside your mouth?
"Katie, what are you talking about? Daddy doesn't do that..."
She assured me that oh yea, she had seen that for herself before. She saw him do it. He really did.
I thought back and decided that perhaps recently we had given each other a peck and when the kids moaned and acted like we were gross - he may have gotten a little carried away in giving them something to really be grossed out about.
"Katie, you know, sometimes husbands and wives do that because they really love each other."
"No way, they do NOT!!!" (hey wasn't she the one who witnessed it?; I still don't believe it actually happened.)
"Yea, Katie. Actually, when you get bigger - like old enough to have a husand - you might actually like it."
And then she promised me:
"No, I will NOT. That's gross! If my husband EVER tries to stick his tongue in my mouth.....I'll kick him in the face!!"
And just a little motherly advice, if a boy ever really does just stick his tongue in your mouth - you probably shouldn't kick him in the face. But it does mean he's not a very good kisser.