Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vampire Baby

Brigid bit me the other day. I have no idea where she got the idea, while we were reading, to lean down and bite my finger, but she did it. And it completely took me by surprise.

And it kind of hurt like hell, too.

(And no, Steve, I did not ‘have my finger too close to her mouth’ when it happened. Besides, this is our child we’re talking about here, not some creepy bird in a cage at the zoo. I don’t care how close my fingers are to her mouth, I’d rather not have to worry about getting bitten around her.)

I stopped reading and took her into the other room for a time-out, which lasted all of about 15 seconds, while telling her that biting was bad and it wasn’t nice to hurt people like that. I’m assuming this is just the next step in toddler aggression, as we’ve seemed to move past the slapping stage already, but I’m not really sure how many more steps I can take. In fact, I think I’m going to start wearing knee-pads and a helmet around her, just in case the next stage involves her throwing herself under your feet while you’re walking down the stairs. That kid…she’s sneaky, and I don’t think I’d put it past her at all.

I’m not sure anybody warned me that this parenting thing was a full contact sport.


  1. lol My first was never much of a hitter or biter. But the Little Missy? She's not even one yet and she likes to slap me. When I tell her no, she cracks up laughing. Maybe it's something about them being girls and needing to challenge their mommas? I don't know... At least B is cute, so that totally makes up for her sneakiness! =)

  2. Seriously, you're hysterical. My daughter has bitten me once or twice. Time-outs seem to work pretty well for us. I do think the knee-pads wouldn't be a bad idea...

  3. JAck and Alex both went through a biting faze...I would not worry, unless she starts to bite other kids...I am sure she will grow out of it!!

  4. Haha I love your last sentence. That should be on a shirt.

    xx THE CHEAP


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