"When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." William Shakespeare
"Stolen kisses require an accomplice."
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." ~Albert Einstein
Evening session in Dr. Minivan
Reed: When you get married you kiss? And then you can hug?
Mommy: Yep. (keep the answers simple)
Douglas: Well, I'm going to be doing a lot of kissing in my life.
I fear I have the 6 year old version of Casanova reincarnated in my son Douglas. Having simultaneously had 3 girlfriends in Kindergarten and now at least one that I know of, I can hardly wait till he discovers that girls are plagued with cooties. Fortunately, it's usually the girls decreeing him their's and the affection is always quite innocently displayed in chasing each other and giving hugs.
Reed asked me what cooties were after I told him to cover his mouth the next time he sneezed in my direction. It was kind of hard to say as the picture of those cute plastic bugs popped into my head.
I resorted to comparing them to germs that don't make you sick and that girls have them if you're a boy and that boys have them if you're a girl. I confused him and luckily he lost interest before I could expound any further. In Reed I believe I am quite safe as he already wipes off my kisses in a habitual manner. In fact I challenge him not to wipe them off and he smiles and cannot resist it. Douglas once reminded him that you can't wipe off a kiss, even if it's wet "because the spit is just the shell of the kiss."