We went over to my in-law's for Mother's Day yesterday. My SiL was there with her daughter (my niece), who is 18 months. After dinner, when we were all hanging out, my niece (Amy, so I don't have to keep saying "my niece") went to go sit next to DH and SiL was encouraging Amy to "give uncle A a kiss! Give him a kiss!" When we got home, I mentioned to DH that I thought that was a little strange (and I could see on DH's face at the time that he was smiling, but wasn't really excited about getting touchy-feeling with this kid). I mean, Amy is still a stranger to us. We've only seen her three times and we barely have a relationship with SiL, let alone her child.
Are we the odd ones out to feel a bit strange about giving/getting a kiss from, basically, a strange child?