Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Nose to Nose

Today during lunch I asked Meg to apologize for disobeying an instruction I had given. "I'm sorry for disobeying you, Mommy," she said. I forgave her, and then we gave each other our customary kiss to seal the deal. Of course, since Meg is working on her third cold since Thanksgiving, I regretfully steered clear of a smooch directly on her little lips. (She has the cutest lips in the world. I've always loved kissing them.) I could see from her expression that she noticed a difference in the way that our faces met.

"Uh-oh," I thought, "she's going to want me to kiss her lips, the way I normally do." But I was wrong.

"Touch my little nose, Mommy," she said.

"Um, OK," I complied, gently tapping the center of her face with my finger.

"Nooooo!" she said, giggling, "Touch my little nose with your big nose!"

My wha-? Wait a second...

I decided not to be offended. Then I leaned in toward Meg so that my forehead rested against hers and our noses smooshed together. "Yes!" said Meg, wiggling happily.

Who knew? I guess it's not the lips that matter after all.


tessa said...

"...with your BIG nose." nice ;) what a cutie you've got!

Shannon Anderson said...

She is just the cutest