So, last night we pulled up to Super F’s T-ball game and as we were getting out of the car, I went to give him a quick hug and kiss to wish him luck before his game. Suddenly, he said “Mom! No, don’t kiss me!” I asked him why and he said he didn’t want me to give him a kiss or hug in public. Ugh! I knew this day was coming, but I thought he would be older than 6 when it did.
Luckily he still lets me give hugs and kisses at home, so I’ll just have to try to sneak a few more in to make up for it! My sweet little boy is growing up and I’m happy that he is becoming more independent, but it makes me a little sad too. It feels like the end of an era, and one of the last little boy things I’m losing as my son becomes a “big kid”.
Have your kids asked you not to hug and kiss them in public, and what age were they when it started?
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