Alright, I feel awful for even starting this thread... How many times do your kids say "I love you" and kiss you per day. I can't tell you how many times I hear it a day because I can't tell you how many times I hear it per HOUR. DH had been home 25 minutes and she went up to him and kissed him and said she loves him five times. There's no way he needs reminders of this fact every five minutes. It's like if she's bored or if she just wants to say something, but has nothing else to say, she says she loves us and kisses us. I don't know if she's doing it because she wants to hear, "I love you, too" for reassurance or what... I feel guilty not saying it back, but you can only hear it so many times a day before you start thinking, "Really?" Also, if Kate kisses one of us, she has to run over and pucker up for her own. Like she thinks that kissing Kate means we love her more than we love Natalie or something. I dunno... Is there a way we can tone it down without making her feel rejected, embarrassed or unloved? I don't want her to think that she can't say it, but I want her to know the words have meaning and that using them every five minutes can cause them to lose their meaning (and get kind of annoying).