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A shared giggle.

By KJ AartilaPublished about a month ago 1 min read
My 17-year-old daughter on her way to Prom.

Every morning, as my daughter heads off to school with her hands full of stuff, she leans forward to offer me her cheek for a kiss.

I give it a peck and say “Good-bye. Love you, Sweetie! Have a good day!”

Sometimes we miss, though, and one of us gets a nose to the eye.

This morning, I was standing by the stove, stirring oatmeal, when she leaned in. My foot was forward and she slid hers. Her foot bumped mine, stopping the graceful lean, and we bumped our cheeks together.

I repeated my typical words to send her off, but we were both giggling about our awkward show-of-affection as she went out the front door.

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KJ Aartila

A writer of words in northern WI with a small family and a large menagerie.

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  • Shirley Belk13 days ago

    Oh, treasure those moments!!!!

  • Lovely! The very real dangers of kisses!😵‍💫… I suffered many smashes to my nose when my daughter was little & I’d kiss her good night in the dark bedroom 🤣

  • Hannah Moore30 days ago

    I love the ordinary warmth of this.

  • Stephanie Hoogstadabout a month ago

    How cute! That put a smile on my face.

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Loved it!!!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Hahahahahahhaha that was so cute and hilarious!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    lol. This is wonderful, in such a wholesome way. Love it.

  • Thavien Yliasterabout a month ago

    Hehehe, whenever my parents leave they can never do so without "my goodbye kiss." I don't care if they're just going to the grocery store, or on a work trip for several days. They ain't leaving without giving me a kiss.

  • Things that make you laugh and smile are always worth having

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Aww, I love this so much!!! What sweet memories in the making each day :) So glad you shared this. Put a smile on my face.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    This is so fun, and sweet. Sign of a great relationship. I love silly goofy stuff like this that just gets your day off to a great start! Lovely stuff, Keila! :)

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