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The Power of a Kiss

Blog by Patrick O'Donnell PREC* | February 8th, 2012

I know this blog is meant to waffle on about Real Estate prices, but sometimes there are just more important things to talk about.

For those of you that have children, this will not be a surprise. Last night I visited the class where my wife teaches Irish Dancing.  Between 4.00 & 7.00 p.m. approx 50 kids between the ages of 4 and 8 came in the door for their weekly Irish Dancing lesson.

To my surprise Deirdre spent most of the night kissing their hand, their foot, their arm or the top of their head.  As kids are prone to do, they catch their fingers in doors, fall while dancing or someone else bonks them on the head.  You would honestly think the world was coming to an end with the screams of pain.  Each in turn, walk over to Deidre with a tear filled explanation, or many times just a point of the finger to the offending wound.  Deirdre bends down gives it a little rub and a kiss. They skip off like they have just visited Lourdes.

At what age do we give up on the power of the kiss?