Thursday, August 23, 2007

Watch Out, She Bites!


Tonight, while I was in the kitchen getting dinner ready, I heard the girls arguing. I allowed it to go on for a little bit, but then I heard Emily starting crying like she was really hurt. I walked down our hallway and saw them both in the bathroom. Lauren had just finished going potty and Emily was trying to put the seat down for her. Lauren didn't want her to put in down so she would put it back up. I can only assume this is what transpired since my only to witnesses are 3 and under. At first, I thought Lauren had slammed Emily's finger with the toilet seat. I saw her thumb looked a little red and I assumed this was why she was crying. Then, I realized what the real injury was. It had been covered by her hair. Lauren bit her on the side of her face!!! The rest of the details can be left to your own parenting styles, if you catch my drift. If you want further info on how I handled it you will have to call me. I will leave you with this.......Lauren went to bed very early tonight. Call me......

66 comments:

CroppinRobin said...

that is a major bite mark! i can't believe how raised it is!

Melissa said...

yuppppp

Gideon mommasita said...

I can't believe you took a picture of it!! Planning on showing it to a future husband? How funny. Neat that Sherry Hayes is the same one I knew, she is really, really nice.

Melissa said...

Good to know I'm not the only one up late.....
Sherry's great! I can't believe how there really only seem to be 6 degrees of separation between people.....isn't that weird?

DeeDee said...

That is exactly how Sonia Lopez got the nickname JAWS...she bit ROBIN on the back when they were in Kindergarten...Guess Lauren is JAWS II.

Melissa said...

LOL!!!

CroppinRobin said...

okay...you guys are all up late and then up early! how funny!

Gideon mommasita said...

I couldn't believe there were 7 comment when I checked your blog!!!!!!!! Reading everyone's comments is a hoot.

DeeDee said...

Melissa...you have the Genius...the biter and the Clepto....am I right?

Melissa said...

Yes, I have an ecclectic bunch, huh!

Judy Haley (coffeejitters) said...

remind me not to get on her bad side

Z's Mom said...

Oh, mine is getting to that age to retaliate like that....I'll have to call you....see what you did! :)

wehave9 said...

OUCH! I have an autistic son and he is always out to get his baby sister. He has bloodied her nose, pushed her down etc. I have to always be there on the ready when they play together.

Heather said...

Well, I can say with certainty that this would never, ever happen in my house!

(Um, and I can say that with certainty because I have an only child. Seriously, if she managed to bite herself on the face like that, I'd be calling Guiness, or at least Ripley's Believe it or Not! ;) )

Congrats on being the SITS featured blog today! I'm enjoying your posts and off to poke around and read more now!

Cheers!

wendy said...

Wow. Just plain WOW. I'm impressed all kids are still living! LOL!

Congrats again on the SITS feature!

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh poor little thing. Hope it got better quickly.

Crazy Momma said...

I was a biter. My poor sister got the majority of my rage...ugh! We love each other today, I swear!

jwordsmith said...

My eldest was a big biter. Yet his indignation knew no bounds when his younger brother turned two and a half, and got the bitey bug... Own medicine? Tasted!

Karol said...

wow...i so would've busted out the duct tape after that!

I keed, I keed.

(no, really, duct tape is great)

Karol said...

wow...i so would've busted out the duct tape after that!

I keed, I keed.

(no, really, duct tape is great)

The Pruetz Family said...

OUCH! Poor thing! I have a biter, too, and it's not pretty. I can relate.

Feliz said...

My oldest was a biter. He loved to snack on our little neighbor, Holli (when he was in a 2 year old rage). I was constantly saying, "We use our teeth for food not our friends. Holli is our friend. She is not our food."

To be fair, Holli could dish it out and push his buttons, so thankfully, her mom and I are still friends. We all know that biting is the deadliest sin during playdates! It is usually a fast track to shunning.

Amy said...

I've seen and heard so many kids go through this stage. Thankfully mine never did, but now they are 11 and 8 so I guess it's not too late :)

Melissa Lester said...

Oh, bless her heart! Congrats on your SITS feature!

Adelaine said...

Oooo...ouch! Poor thing :(

I've enjoyed your blog!!

thotlady said...

I remember my nephew for a short time had a chronic problem with biting. No matter what we did he wouldn't stop.

I will leave it to your imagination on how we cured him of this dangerous and painful habit.

Some would not like the technique, but it was getting very serious, he was biting children as well as adults.

Jen said...

My monkey (age 2.5) went through a biting phase, my daughter (almost 5) was mainly the recipient.

When they are determined, they are determined...

It isn't fun, thatis for sure!
Jen

Melanie said...

Ouch! Funny too though. Kids are such lovely creatures.

Ronnica said...

My brother was always a bitter. I don't remember being bit on the head, though.

I don't know if it's your kids doing funny things or the way your recount them (or both), but I really like your blog! I'm adding you to my reader.

Threeundertwo said...

ugh, there's always that moment when we weigh 'should I let them work it out' vs. 'should I intervene now?' Sorry she had to suffer the bite. It's amazing how siblings can go at eachother.

Debbie said...

Yowza...those are the times I say, God lent me these children, God lent me these children, I love my job, I love my job...Now go to your room before Mommy asks for a raise!

Kelly said...

Aaah, the joys of sisterly love!!

Peggy said...

Poor baby! Siblings DO fight.

Creative Junkie said...

that's a big owie. poor baby!

Kathi said...

I never had a biter...so I can't give you any advice with this one. Hope she outgrows it soon!

I've loved reading your Sitsa entries! Your blog is great.

sassy stephanie said...

One of my three was a nibbler, but luckily, only to siblings. And me.

Dana said...

My youngest is currently a biter. I hope it's just a teething phase he's going through but he seems to bite when I hold him and he doesn't want to sit still. So, I guess it could be a bit more than a phase. We'll have to break that habit!

Rhea said...

OUCH. Poor Emily. I never really had a biter...but I've heard of them.

Jen said...

Ouch! How is there enough skin there to bite???

Jenni said...

All I can say is I hope you didn't bite her back! I have heard of people doing it and I think it's kinda crazy.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Ouch!!!!!
Congrats on the Saucy Blog, SITSta! I have enjoyed your featured posts, today. I love that you can tell a story- short and sweet! Love it.

Katie Says said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!

oooh goodness. some little girl was ANGRY. ;)

Tiff said...

Wow! *mental note NOT to mess with your kids*!

Jacki McHale said...

Yep, sad to say I was a bitter and a scratcher. Not with my sister though, more with anyone who messed with my sister...

Congrats on your SITS feature too!

Jacki
SITS sister

Becky :) said...

Oh how I remember the biting stage. My daughter did it at daycare a couple of times, but she was usually the kid who was bitten.
My son would never bit anyone only be the victim of it. But the two of them together. He would try and bite her more than she would him. Of course she is 6 years older than him and knew better. :-)
Glld luck with that one. :-)

Cara Starr said...

yikes! i forgot about the biting phase...

Katy Lin :) said...

oooh! that looks like it hurt, bad! poor thing! sisters do the meanest things sometimes, lol :)

Sonya said...

Oh I don't know what I would do as a discipline but OUCHIE!!!!!

Happy SITS day! Enjoy!

Sonya

Shannon said...

I have two girls (ages 5 and 7)... neither one went through a biting phase. But the older girl is a hitter. She's always smacking her sister! Its to the point now where I tell the little one to smack her back... but she won't do it!!! I don't know what to do with the pair of them...

MrsMoma said...

Aw! Poor little thing. Good for you taking photos as evidence :) I really enjoy your blog!!

~*Paty*~ said...

Poor thing!

Michelle said...

Oooo. Ouch! We've had similar potty battles before with the wee ones, but thankfully no biting ended it. Usually it was Mommy physically removing them from the bathroom.

Oh yeah... and congrats on being featured!

EmBee said...

Okay... Interior Decorator, Gourmand and a Mike Tyson wannabe... My dear, you have your hands full!
:-)

emily said...

Wow! That bite mark is serious! And all too familiar looking, I'm afraid.

Jessica said...

YWEOCH!!! I know how that is. I used to work at a daycare and there were at least three biters but in different rooms.

Adiel said...

Wow, I'm sure I did a lot of not very nice things to my sister growing up, but I don't think we ever bit one another.

jennifer said...

Oh NO! I do know how that feels for a parent. Bless your heart!

Jen

Karen said...

Ouch, that's a big bite.

My daughter used to bite. She bit her twin brother that hard one day, that she actually broke the skin.

Christie said...

Well, when words don't work, sometimes teeth do. Poor baby.

mrsbear0309 said...

Dangerous! Wow. My oldest bit me once. On the rear. I cried actual tears. I can't imagine what a face bite feels like!

Apryll said...

I'm calling my siblings to thank them for not being biters!

Jennifer P. said...

I guess there's a little animal in all of us! I hope she doesn't end up with a scar, but if she does--she'll always have something to hold over her sister's head :)!

Ms. J. to you! said...

Oh my! Let your daughter know that biters are never invited to play dates because it is every mothers fear. Sadly, the end is probably not near. My son was on the school bus coming home from kindergarten and one of his classmates bit in on the face and shoulder. I took pictures too. The child who bite him was a 5 almost 6 yr old!

Sarah said...

Maybe they'll be friends by the time they get to college... :)

Britt said...

Ooofta, poor baby! Biting is the worst! My youngest brother was a biter .. I still have a scar on my leg from him. Which I show and remind him of as often as possible. Permanent guilt! :o)

My younger sister also was a biter .. so bad she made me bleed a few times. So when mom wasn't looking I held her over the toilet (she was two) and threatened to flush her. She never bit me again.

It may have been touch and go as youngsters, but we're great chums now. :o)

Jules said...

Yikes! Biting can be so scary! How's she doing now? I noticed that you posted this back last year. Any more biting incidents since then?