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The One Where Woo Goes All Robert De Niro On Us!



It seems that we have reached a new and slightly unexpected milestone in our house.

Hubbster and I have suddenly reached the point when we are capable of embarrassing our little people, and when our public displays of affection are just a little bit icky!

This evening, whilst preparing dinner, Hubbster taking the wooden spoon out of my hand that I was stirring the baked beans with (yes, beans on a Sunday…don’t judge!), spun me around and planted a smacker on my lips.

Caught in our mid-bean-stirring snog we were suddenly interrupted by the unmistakable voice of 5 year old Woo.

“Oh….” he groaned with the hint of a smirk on his face “You guys look like you are eating each other!  Gross!”

Of course Hubbster and I erupted into shocked laughter, at which point Woo fixed his father with a steely stare and gave him the De-Niro style silent warning…followed by a cheeky giggle.

No shit!  He REALLY did that!



Which is hilarious but has also given me cause to wonder how to proceed in future.

I have always thought that the fact that Hubbster and I are naturally tactile and affectionate with one another and the children is a very healthy environment for our children to grow up in.  Teaching our children to express their feelings is a good thing right?

But should we be more guarded in showing our affection towards one another in front of the children?  (And of course I am referring to non-sexual affection just to clarify.)

Is it okay for him to think we are gross, but still feel secure knowing that he is part of a stable and secure family unit?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and/or personal experiences on this topic.



Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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