Dear Readers,

Ellen_und_PapaEver have one of those weeks where you just want to catch up on the sleep you have fallen behind on for several months? And where you need to pace yourself physically and emotionally and yet it’s only Wednesday and you are already dreaming of an affordable spa?

So today’s post will be light: a parenting moment gone in an unexpected direction. My daughter can be overly affectionate. We ask her to show restraint, especially around people she does not really know. Last night, though, I gave her an “I’ve missed you all day kiss.” Her response: “Please stop, Papa. I am now allergic to kisses.”