I read an article on one of those mom blogs that really made me think about the other side of the bite world. From a perspective of – Ok maybe their parent’s aren’t ghouls like I made them out to be. However, your mind does what it needs to do to protect your little one from those chompers in the daycare.
This Too Shall Pass by Sarah Hood of “musings of motherhood”
Here is my reply that I posted, with some random tweeks that I added to make it more bloggy : )
I’m the mom of a bitee. Your article mused and informed me. I unrealistically thought of the other side of moms and dads being like – ehhhh whatever. I know that isn’t the case and always knew that, but looking at that bite bruise on 4 separate bite occasions makes me say aaargh! – do they have biting practice at night before they go to bed! Yeah I know you don’t : ) – - But like you said, that “mama bear” comes out and you make the other side out to be a 1 eyed gremlin just going around chomping everyone. This being learned from their 1 eyed gremlin parents. Again, I know deep down that isn’t the case but that tiny sized baby bite packs a powerful punch.
One day out of the blue my daughter said who bit her. The earth stopped. This was the evidence I needed! I don’t know why. It’s not like I’m going to do anything with this information. Maybe I felt like I got over cause as you know they won’t disclose that tidbit. So you’re left to scan the room and wonder which one is the the little pint sized vampire. At any rate, I just really wanted to look at this little girl with new found bite eyes. I half expected to see a little baby monster with sharp teeth. What I saw was the usual little cutie pie that stares at me every morning and says hi in her cute little two year old voice.
Though, signing the accident report just breaks my heart. I look at my little one and want to quit my job, scoop and run for the hills and live off the land. Yes, it’s normal behavior and I suppose my heartache from it is too. Sorry to be so dramatic. So I am waiting patiently/impatiently for my “This Too Shall Pass.”
Hang in there mama – as will I : ) Thanks for the article