My toddler bit me this week! I was shocked! It had been months since his last bite. I quickly put the culprit in his crib. He screamed, appalled by his punishment!
I got my screaming biting boy out a couple of minutes later and sternly told him, “We don’t bite.” This was immediately followed by sweet “love yous” and cuddles.
As you would expect, he spent the entire night opening his mouth pretending he was going to bite me, then busting up with a giggle when I gave him my ultimate mommy glare. Cute, but dangerous!
When exactly did his initial biting phase end? Why didn’t I take the time to appreciate such a celebratory event? Maybe I deserve the return of the biting phase. I will definitely throw a gratitude party when it is gone for the second time. What other phase-endings have I forgotten to celebrate!
So today, here’s just a sampling of:
OK, they’re not gone, but we’ve made huge progress! Potty training my three-year-old seemed to go on forever, but I can finally see the light!
You know how one person in the family gets sick and then another and then someone gets resick and it goes on and on and on and you spend months stuck at home! We’re all relatively healthy… for today. Yee-haw!