Oh yes, my sweet little 21 month old got in trouble for biting at daycare yesterday!!!
I know, GASP!
How can this sweet face turn into such a little snot?
He bit a kid so hard that the kid has a big bruise from it!
Can I just say how pissed I would be if I came to pick up my child from school and he had a BITE MARK on him from another child?
I feel like I owe that mom an apology!
I don't even know her, or the kid he bit for that matter!
I am so not ready to be apologizing and held responsible for my child's actions.
Which I will have to be until he turns 18. Ugh.
No one informed me about this part of parenting!
So when we got in the car yesterday after I picked him up I turned to him in his carseat and I firmly said "Big T, you have been a BAD BOY today! We don't bite!!"
The face I got I wish I could have recorded.
It was the single most adorable face I've ever seen.
He was so disappointed in himself. His eyes filled up with tears and his lip started to quiver.
I don't know why it made me smile (I had to turn around so he couldn't see me). Maybe I was happy that he actually recognized what he had done.
Or maybe it was just the cutest/saddest face ever!
He went through a biting phase a few months back, but he hadn't done it in awhile so I thought it was over with.... apparently I was wrong.
So he will be "shadowed" for the next 3 days by the teachers to make sure it doesn't happen again.
He has also started telling me "no!"
Now, he knows what this word means (hell, we probably say it to him a million times a day), but he's never used it against us before.
I am not a fan of the "no" phase.
Where did my sweet child go??
How did you discipline your child when he/she entered the "defiant age"?