@TheTamedShrew I think it is a matter of preference here but I was raised differently, where it isn't a matter of preference. Yes, that was my opinion, I thought it was weird, strange and inappropriate and, as I said before, I was asking why honestly because I didn't get it. I see it being made fun of on TV and stuff and had honestly no idea it was so common. When I read everyone's responses, I mentioned that it made sense now, even though I still won't do it. We won't change our opinions here and they won't all be popular, hence the UO, but we can agree to disagree. As far as the recent post, I don't think lip kissing has anything to do with different levels of affection as this implies that I will give my kid less affection because I don't lip kiss. This is why I would hate to see people (and I guess I should've specified people here and IRL, not just the people that implied this) think that I am less affectionate or loving because I don't lip kiss. There are things that are normal to me that are weird to others and vice versa, and that's life. To me, it's something that I found to be weird because, as I said, in all my life I only ever saw one parent lip kissing.
@camichael84 I turn the station immediately as well. Hearing his voice or looking at his smug expressions irritates me!
A couple funny story on the modesty discussion...
I dropped my 4yo off at preschool the other day and as I turned around to leave the room a little girl in his class comes out of the restroom in her princess underwear. My son gives her a funny look, then the teacher notices and runs over "MaKenzie, we need to put our pants on before leaving the restroom". I was giggling on the way back to my car. Kids really don't know the difference, so sweet an innocent.
Back when I was in high school I came home with a couple of my friends and as we walk in the front door my dad is standing at the top of the stairs in his tighty whities. My friends and I ran downstairs and started laughing. If you knew my dad it's even funnier. He's 6' 7" and 350 lb. He's a really big guy, very quiet, and unaware of his surroundings. He doesn't care about things like that so he just said "hi" and turned around and went back to his room. It was like 10 pm.
@TheTamedShrew - I reread the whole thread.. and I was definitely reading too far into the comments. I wasn't looking to feel like a victim though, perhaps it was taken that way. Now I'm not coming back to this thread, it's taken up too much of my brain this morning