Mum upset at mother-in-law kissing her grandkids on the lips.
The anonymous mum shared on the parenting forum, Netmums, how horrified she was about how her MIL kisses the kids on the lips, but she and her husband do NOT.
Her post says: “I’ve noticed my mother in law keeps kissing my 1 and 2 year old kids on the lips.
“I guess I notice it and it stands out to me because no one else I know does this and myself and my other half don’t even kiss our kids in this way. She wears lipstick as well.
“I mean I’m not suggesting there’s anything dodgy with her doing this but I’m not easy with it. My kids squirm as well. But I’m not sure what I can do or say.
“We don’t have a close relationship and my partner also doesn’t have an easy relationship with his parents.
“If either of us were to comment it would likely blow up into a massive thing.
“What does everyone think about this kind of thing, has anyone had anything similar?”
The responses were very mixed with some people saying she was being silly while others agreed that nobody should kiss children on the lips.
“Personally, I think it’s a bit sexual for a child this young – to be kissing adults on the lips.”
“This is so freaky,” said one.
“You are all weird,” said another.
‘Doesn’t everyone’s mum kiss them on the lips! It’s not sexual, it is what you do! This is madness,” ranted another mum.
“Sorry, you shouldn’t mouth kiss kids, it’s uncomfortable for everyone. Save it for your other half,” she said.
“I think it’s how you’re brought up. To be honest if people see it as sexual then they are the ones with the sexual thoughts which is pretty odd.”
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