It doesn’t matter whether you’re a toddler, a teenager or a grown up, you’re never too old for a hug and a kiss from your good old Dad.
But what sort of kisses do we like – soft, smooth kisses from clean shaven Dad or tickly kisses from stubbly-faced Dad….
We prefer Mr Frugal to be clean shaven and much prefer kisses from his when his face is smooth so we’re on #TeamSoft, as are lots of you judging by the results of a recent survey conducted by Braun. Apparently, 38% of kids don’t give their dads as many as kisses as mum because of stubble and 73% of kids prefer their dad to be clean shaven BUT 73% of kids said that the best thing about their dad’s kisses is that they’re tickly and make them laugh.
Whether your children are on #TeamSoft or #TeamTickly, the survey tells us that nearly 40% of kids give their dad a kiss or a hug to show them affection so you better make sure that they get the best hugs and kisses possible!
When I told the kids that we’d be making a video about how important Daddy’s kisses are to children, both of them replied with a groan and told me in no uncertain terms that they were too old for kisses and hugs with their Dad and they certainly didn’t want to be talking about it.
So I watched them for a few days to see how often they did give him a kiss or a hug and was surprised just how often it happened.
Master Frugal especially has been hugging his Dad a lot lately although I think that’s got a lot to do with the end of the football season and the success of their team in being promoted to the Premier League if I’m honest. I also sat and watched them play Fifa on the Xbox together and you have no idea how long it took me to film the section of the video below that shows how they celebrate goals together.
Miss Frugal is a teenager now, and apparently teenagers don’t hug their Dads – expect for when I sneaked a picture of her giving him a big hug at Tynemouth priory last weekend.
Then there’s the goodnight hugs and kisses, the ‘I’m not feeling great’ hugs and kisses and the ‘can I have’ hugs and kisses – all important parts of their relationship with their Dad.
One thing they’re not keen on though is when he’s in need of a shave as they hate his face being rough. More than once they’ve refused a kiss because his stubble makes it too tickly and I can’t say I blame them as I feel the same.
We like a smooth soft face so the Braun Series 3 Shaver that Mr Frugal has been using over the last couple of weeks has been just the thing!
It’s been designed to make getting a clean shave in the morning even more efficient, the Braun Series 3 foil Shaver features newly-designed and innovative MicroComb Technology to reduce shaving time. There’s a new fangled MicroComb Technology which guides the beard hairs into the cutting element, resulting in less skin irritation and the same close and comfortable shave. And as if that wasn’t enough, the two cutting systems either side of the middle trimmer are equipped with Braun’s SensoFoil™ Technology, which improves a three-day beard shave through the optimized design that permits a thorough shave of stubborn, thick and hard-to-reach hair.
If that sounds a little too technical for you then I can tell you that in real life man terms, Mr Frugal says it gives him a really good shave in less time than his old shaver used to take and that he can leave it an extra day between shaves before we start complaining that it tickles when he gives us a kiss.
He also pointed out that he’d love to receive a gift like this for Fathers Day as it would last him for much longer than just a day and would make his life easier and keep his face soft enough that we won’t whinge when he tries to give us a kiss! Going back to the survey results, 66% of dads say it’s the thought that counts when it comes to Father’s Day so putting some thought into it and getting the dad in your life one of these would no doubt mean you’d be popular when opens his presents (along with the obligatory breakfast in bed) on Fathers Day morning.
Have a quick watch of our video to see more about why we’re all about #TeamSoft….
I’m working with the BritMums and Braun on the #TeamSoft v #TeamTickly campaign about how Braun ensures that nothing gets in the way of kids enjoying Daddy’s kisses this Father’s Day. See the products that work for you whether you’re #TeamSoft or #TeamTickly.
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