Tuesday, 28 October 2014
It has taken me four years and three children to capture this fleeting moment in child development.
For weeks Miss Olive has been presenting me with her cheek whenever I ask for a kiss. Until last Friday, when instead of a gentile head turn, she responded by turning into a pocket sized basking shark, and very gently trying to eat my face.
Call me a sucker, but I have a real fondness for the open mouthed toddler lunge, despite the inevitable string of slobber it leaves.
Like this mama, I blame the dog for setting an example no human should be asked to follow; but regardless of who came up with the idea, this first active demonstration of slobbery affection is worth its weight in re-applied foundation.