I posted a while back about the problems I was having with ds1 here and ScummyMummy recommended a book for us to read together called "No Kiss for Mother" by Tomi Ungerer and offered to lend me her copy. Unfortunately she couldn't find it - which was fine - but then she did the sweetest thing and ordered a copy for me online. It arrived this morning - all the way from San Francisco!
So thankyou SM - you really shouldn't have but I am very touched. I've read it now and will read it to ds1 tonight - I know he'll like it, Piper Paw is on his wavelength!
Just more proof that Mumsnetters are a kind and generous bunch of people!
It's about a cat called Piper Paw who is fed up of being "mothered" - very much like my ds1 who won't hold my hand, or be kissed in public any more and objects to being called "baby" or "sweetie pie".
He gets injured at school and bandaged up and come out to be greeted by his mother -
...she carries him off in a torrent of kisses.
"My little sugar tiger, what have they done to you? Quick, a doctor! To the hospital," she cries. "Taxi, here, taxi!"
Piper is mortified.
He yanks himself free, screaming:
"Don't kiss me in front of people.
Kisses, kisses alll the time.
I don't like it.
I don't want it.
GOOD MORNING KISSES,
GOOD EVENING KISSES,
THANK YOU KISSES
KISS ME KISSES
SORRY DARLING KISSES
They have a big falling out but it all come right in the end - he agrees to be nicer if she agrees no more kissing (in public anyway!)