“I Love You,” and hugs, as well as kisses are is just a daily part of my life. See warm and affectionate has always been just a part of me. I may be sarcastic at times as most know from reading my posts, but I am very loving and loyal, too.I Say This Often Enough!!
So most days, my husband and my girls get told that I love them more times than I can count. Also, I am a hugger and kisser as I already stated. When we get up in the morning, Kevin leaves for work, returns home or goes to bed, I always make sure to kiss him or tell him that I do indeed love him. The same for my girls, plus I am with them for most of the day, so they get hugs and kisses pretty much throughout the day.
Recently, I was saw a prompt questioning when was the last time I said those three little words from the beginning of this passage and to be honest, I say it so often I don’t remember the last time, because it is almost 8 pm at night as I am writing this and have said these words about 1,234,567,890 times already today and if I had to narrow it down, it was probably to one of my girls, because it is true other than Emma going to school, we have been home all day long.
As much as my girls can be beasts at time, I do very much love them. And not only tell them, but show them. As I said, I am a huge believer in hugging and kissing. My kids have been smothered since birth with this from me, because that is just the way I roll.
However, I have been getting a lot of requests to do posts/reviews for companies and such. No you are probably asking yourself how this fits in with my previous thoughts so far. Well stay with me on this, because one e-mail I received actually wanted me to come out against kissing your kids, because it could cause cavities (essentially selling cosmetic dentistry for children). We aren’t talking about kissing on the mouth either (get your mind out of the gutter!), but kisses on the cheeks, forehead or just your normal loving mother type kisses.
My first thought was are you insane and I can spin a lot of things and probably could do this, but you know what I don’t want to, because I do give my girls kisses and love them to pieces even on the worst of days.
So while I may review products on here, offer discounts and/or giveaways, I will not be endorsing this or anything that goes against my actual core beliefs. In my eyes, what kind of mother would I be if I never gave my kids kisses? I want my girls growing up knowing they are loved and wanted.
By the way, this was just one of a few scenarios that they listed that could cause cavity baring bacteria in newborns, infants and children, but the kissing one was truly the one that stuck with me, because like I said I couldn’t imagine withholding kisses, because some Park Avenue dentist is trying to make a buck (yes it was a cosmetic dentist who wanted a plug on my site).
The best part of this e-mail was if you couldn’t help yourself and couldn’t refrain from such behaviors, there was an alternative or solution. Hold onto your seats for this one, because it is a doozy. This dentist’s advice was to wipe your baby’s mouth out with a clean wet cloth after each feeding. If you wipe the tongue, teeth and the inside of the cheeks from infancy on then you will help to prevent the colonies of bacteria from forming apparently.
I swear to god my first thought was, “Did you ever meet a colicky baby?” Sure I didn’t think so, because if I had ever tried this with Emma (who had colic), as an infant, she probably would have screamed so loud her head would have exploded on impact.
Then my other thought was, “Has this dentist ever taken care of more than one baby at a time?” Probably not and sure he has a nanny for this one, but still if he had I am sure that after a day of trying to keep up with this on top of all the other daily duties of a what most mothers do, he would surely have exhausted himself to the point of not repeating this one two days in a row. Thus, probably where the nanny would come in!!
Seriously, I am a mother to two children and lucky if I have time to as most know use the bathroom in peace for more then two minutes. So seriously this e-mail not only made me angry, but once the anger subsided, I couldn’t help, but laugh out loud just some at how ridiculous this actually sounded when you spoke it out loud.
So as for my endorsement, the e-mail went into the trash and right now I am kissing my kids while finishing this post up. Hope that clears up. Even though I have a blog, I will not be promoting every hair brained scheme that someone e-mails me just for shits and giggles.
If you do have an idea that is in reason, please do e-mail me (I do love doing reviews), but for god sakes please make it relevant to my site. I know that may mean actually reading a few of my posts and not just assuming that you will be a good fit for my blog. I will leave you with what my grandfather always said about assuming. “To assume something, only makes an ass out of you and me!!
By the way, I have joined NaBloPoMo for this month and not sure why I didn’t before, because I do write daily on here anyway, but I am following it loosely, because I am not using all the prompts for each and every day. But again this one originated as one of their prompts for the month with “When was the last time you said, “I love you.”? So, I guess the sarcastic side ruled out for this post after all!!
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