September 20, 2007

And now I’m a butt kisser

TheMonk, in typical boy fashion, rolled off the couch today and landed squarely on his bottom. The bad news is that his bottom hit a toy and the pain radiated up his little body and out his mouth in a very vocal scream.

I ran over and scooped him up and asked where his “owie” was. He pointed to his posterior and I started to rub it to make him feel better.

Rubbing it, however, wasn’t good enough. This was a serious injury that required the best possible remedy in our household. Something that makes all injuries disappear at an instance.

“KISS IT!” he screamed.


*Sigh* This is another thing they don’t tell you about before you have kids.


  1. Been there, done that. Although I have developed the idea of a “rubbed-on kiss,” where I kiss my fingers and then rub it on the owie spot. Saves me from having to bend over and kiss someone’s bottom/foot/ankle/etc. Not quite as effective as a lip-planted kiss, but good enough in a pinch. Patent pending.

    Comment by Deanna — September 20, 2007 @ 9:45 am

  2. This is one of the great advantages of signing with your kids. Sure, they say it’s good for their brains, but really, there are three major benefits; reduced screaming from your pre-verbal child, the ability to sign kisses onto body parts no matter how disgusting they may be at this moment, and the ability to communicate to your partner across a crowded room without yelling “We’re going to the potty”.

    Comment by Elizabeth Z. — September 20, 2007 @ 10:28 am

  3. I’ve been asked to kiss worse.

    Comment by Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah — September 20, 2007 @ 11:56 am

  4. I’ve done that once before…you’re not alone. My 2 yr old daughter is such a funny little girl…I burst out laughing when she asked me to ‘kiss it mommy’ LOL

    Comment by Marisa — September 20, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

  5. ya i’ve kissed several little hineys in this household. And my kids have kissed each others butts as well. Nothing funnier then watching one kid kiss their sisters butt.

    Comment by geena — September 20, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

  6. I’m waiting for that day. My twins are only 2 months old.

    Comment by BritneyMarie — September 20, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  7. *snrk!*

    I think you have gone above and beyond fatherly duties.
    Once again. Nice job!

    Comment by Allanna — September 20, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

  8. Did you get a promotion?

    Comment by William — September 21, 2007 @ 5:37 am

  9. My sons’ boo-boos require two kisses for proper healing. Anytime one of them gets hurt the “two kisses, two kisses” chant is soon to follow. Fortunately, the kisses can be delivered remotely by kissing our hands and then blowing the kiss to the injured party.

    Comment by Shug — September 21, 2007 @ 8:23 am

  10. Oh, the degradation! The indignities!

    Comment by Oh, The Joys — September 21, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

  11. Above and behind… I mean, beyond.

    But… you’d better get used to it. You’re playing me this week :)

    Comment by L.A. Daddy — September 21, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

  12. You didn’t read that in the handbook? It’s on page 293.

    Comment by Becky — September 22, 2007 @ 5:11 am

  13. *scribbles furiously in parenting notebook*


    Comment by samantha jo campen — September 22, 2007 @ 12:29 pm

  14. Awesome!

    Comment by the weirdgirl — September 25, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

  15. ah yes….the boo boo kidding!lol

    Comment by Hyla — July 6, 2009 @ 1:40 am

  16. LOL woooo whoooo finally someone discovered it and said it out loud!! GO forth and tell them all

    Comment by Night Owl Mama — August 31, 2009 @ 10:23 am

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