The backstory: Today, I joined JT's class and several other 2nd grade parents for a baby shower for Mrs. Q (who expects to deliver a baby any minute now). When I left the party, I went over to the table where JT was sitting with several of his buddies. In an unguarded moment, I committed a parental sin: I kissed him on the head in front of his pals. To his credit, JT flinched only a little. I quickly covered up my inappropriate actions by then kissing every boy within reach. M and D couldn't escape me and got a kiss. A few others hopped out of reach while shouting "cooties." Tonight, as I was tucking him in bed, I kissed JT on the head and he looked at me askance.
Mama: Sorry about that kiss in front of your buddies today. I didn't mean to embarrass you.
JT: It was okay, but don't do it again.
Mama: Even if I kiss all the little boys in your class?
JT: Do that, and you'll have an angry mob on your tail.
I've been warned.