She may look sweet and innocent, but watch out!
There is a lovely place I like to take my children from time to time called Playdate. It is a magical facility where you can drop your kids off whenever you want for up to 4 hours with no contract. I heart Playdate.
Anywho, I dropped the girls off there this morning and had some me time. I took a nap, browsed Shabby Apple for dresses I can't afford, and generally did nothing (and it was wonderful!) When I went to pick them up I was feeling pretty good.
I walked in and overheard one of the teachers on the phone with a parent. She was saying, "Another child bit a chunk out of her arm. I put ice on it, but it's still bleeding and she's crying and she wants to go home." First I thought, 'poor kiddo, I hope she's ok' directly followed by, 'I hope that dirty little biter doesn't come here often.' Right around that time the teacher hung up the phone and said, "It was Caroline that bit her." (FACEPALM). Apparently if she does it again she will be banned from the place.
I am HORRIFIED. As some of you know, Caroline has SPD (more on that HERE), but that's no excuse. I asked her why she did it, and she said, "she take-a my Woody doll." Well at least she had a reason.
Usually a post like this would illicit a call from my mother who would have great advice for me. She would make me feel like Supermom, even though right now my kid is a dirty little biter. She was so good at making me feel better. But now she's gone, and I don't know what to do about the biting.
Something Charlotte said to me earlier today is now ringing in my ears. I was laying in bed missing mom, and Char laid down beside me. She said, "sorry you don't feel good, it's too bad you don't have a Mom anymore." Even my 5-year-old knows that you're never to old to need your Mommy.