Jenna Bush Hager Says She Needs to 'Sneak' Kisses to Son Hal After 4-Year-Old Says He's 'Allergic' to Them

The mom of three says her youngest is giving her a tough time

<p>Jenna Bush Hager/ Instagram</p> Jenna Bush Hager grabs Hal for a kiss

Jenna Bush Hager/ Instagram

Jenna Bush Hager grabs Hal for a kiss

Jenna Bush Hager's little guy is a tough cookie.

On Friday's episode of Today, the mom of three told co-host Hoda Kotb about son Hal, 4, and his latest antics — pretending he's allergic to Mom's kisses.

"When I kiss him — because he's my 4-year-old son who I'd like to kiss — he tells me he's allergic to my kisses," she revealed.

"So I lean down to give him a kiss and he goes like this — 'Ahh-ahh-ahh-CHOO,' " she said, illustrating her son's fake sneezes.

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Earlier this month, Bush Hager revealed Hal wasn't thrilled to learn about what his mom does when she's not home.

"Hal Hager didn't know what my job was. He didn't know where I go, to meet with you every day. So I showed him the open of our show and he started crying," she shared.

" 'I don't like it! Turn it off! I don't like it,' " the mom of three whined, mimicking her upset little boy.

"At first, he was kind of into it like 'Mommy!' [He was] a little shocked. But I don't know if the man felt deceived or if he didn't like my suit or that I was hanging out with you. I'm not sure, but he asked me to turn it off."

"That is hilarious and sad and totally appropriate," Kotb laughed.

In addition to Hal, Bush Hager is also mom to daughters Poppy, 8, and Mila, 10. Last month, Bush Hager opened up about an exciting milestone for her youngest after Hal had graduated from his crib and started spending the night in his own bed.

"Sweet Hal. Hal's been in a crib since birth until about a week ago," Kotb shared.

"Yes, so, I was still — I was quarantined. I was pushed away because I had COVID," Bush Hager said. "I was pushed away into my room watching all that was on television."

"So Henry heard him say, 'Daddy! Daddy! And then he went in and he said, 'I'm ready.' 'And Henry said, ‘You’re ready for what?’ And he said, ‘I need to move into my big boy bed,' " the mom of three recalled.

"It's been in the room for about two years. And there he is. But it all happened without his mother’s help. And leaves me to wonder if I’m too overbearing, when it comes just to him — the others…" Bush Hager trailed off.

"It is funny because sometimes when we are out of the picture, we think no changes are going to happen without our urging," Kotb told her friend.

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