I don’t know about you, but all this V-day talk makes me want to kiss my hubby and leave a nice red mark on his cheeks. What is it with red lips being so damn sexy? Anyway, I didn’t grow up in a home where you show your affection – my parents sometimes kissed in front of us, but there were no hugs or random kisses. French people don’t really do hugs in general. Oh they do kisses alright, a lot, but as a way to greet people more than anything. Where I come from you actually kiss people you don’t know THREE OR FOUR TIMES on the cheeks to greet them, and the people you know you only kiss ONCE…isn’t that weird?!! And anyway, kissing and hugging was just not part of my parent’s world. Not that there is anything wrong with that, they loved us, it was what it was, but now that I have my own little family, I think it’s so important to show affection. I want my kids to see that their parents love each other, and I want them to feel loved too. So ready, set…pucker up!