A Kiss Makes Everything Better

Author Steven Cribbs    Category Parenting     Tags

My two-year-old daughter is a very active little girl. She loves to do everything that her big brothers do.  And, sometimes, in all of her activity she does something to get hurt. Ok, often times she does something to get hurt.  Fortunately, it tends to be little hurts.


This morning my daughter decided to jump rope in imitation of a brother.  Of course, she can’t jump rope; at least she can’t jump rope the way you or I would jump rope. Instead, it was more of jumping up and down wildly while holding a flopping plastic rope in front of her.  A site to bring a smile to your face for sure.

Eventually the rope smacked her and brought the tears.  She came running for the comfort of a parent.  A simple look at the ouchy was not enough.  A re-assuring word was not enough.

A kiss was demanded!

A kiss was demanded in the exact place where it hurt.  Once she received the kiss, she examined the hurt area, decided it was good and ran back to jumping rope.

What really amazes me, though, is what it takes to make it all better.  A kiss.  A simple, little kiss.  A kiss turns the frown and tears into a smile and a readiness to go again.  Taking a moment to stop, give some attention and share some love makes a huge difference in the life of a child.

Doesn’t it really make a huge difference for all of us, though? Sometimes we just need a little love. To be reminded that we are not alone and that someone really cares for us.

Question:  What does your child need when wanting to be comforted?  Or, what amazes you about little kids?  You can leave a comment below.

4 Comments to “A Kiss Makes Everything Better”

  • JD Eddins April 15, 2011 at 9:46 am

    With 3 young girls at the house there are lots of kisses given scraps, scratches, bumps and bruises. It’s amazing to me that crying can instantly stop the second my lips touch the affected area. I love that feeling.

    • Steven Cribbs April 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

      It is a special moment. Makes you feel needed and wanted…like being some kind of super hero!

  • Bernadette Ramsey April 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Great post! It’s interesting how were are all kind of like that even as adults. Not that we need our bumps and scrapes kissed. But just the hug and kiss of feeling loved. Thanks for sharing.

    • Steven Cribbs April 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks Bernadette! You are totally right…a hug and kiss – a gentle loving touch – makes all the difference in the world even for us big kids!

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