Welcome to Day 16 of the 40 Day Clutter Challenge – It is Readers Choice day but first lets talk about kissing. I don’t mean we are going to talk about sexy stuff, this blog is a mom-blog and I am an old-fashioned gal so we will most likely never talk about um….. private matters.
I am talking about kissing the ones you love out of affection, greeting or just to extend the heart-felt emotions of a hug.
I remember the first time my oldest son gave anyone a kiss. He had been playing on the kitchen floor and somehow managed to get stuck under his high chair. We were watching him pretty closely and saw the event unfold one step at a time. Chris was trying to sit-up under the low legs of the high-chair. When he discovered that he could not he tried crawling out with no success. For a few moments he fussed and then he let out the saddest set of tears you ever did see. Mom and I went and picked up the high chair and Chris immediately started passing out kisses to everyone in the room. He was very young, just crawling so he had never kissed anyone, just received kisses from his family. It was truly the cutest thing in the world, he was showing such love and gratitude to us, because we saved him from the EVIL high chair.
That is when I knew kissing was a natural extension of love. I mean, I probably knew it before but to see a little one express such heartfelt love for his family with a kiss was a turning point in my early mommy years.
[bctt tweet=”Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. Pearl S. Buck”]
QUESTION: Do you remember the first time you kissed your little ones? Was it the first time you meant them at birth? at adoption? These are good memories to write down someplace just in case you need to refresh your thinking.
CHALLENGE FOR TODAY – Reader’s Choice – You pick the area and remember our goal is to tidy and organize 20 minutes per day and get rid of 12 items of clutter.
TOMORROW- Is our day off. See you bright and early Monday!
Have a beautiful day.