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It Bites

The other day I yelled at my daughter for the first time. It wasn’t really a yell so much as an extremely harsh and quite shrill NO! But she cried cause I’d scared her. And I felt horrible. But, let me just say this, I’m the one who has a bruise to show for it. The bruise is on my arm where she bit me so hard I almost cried. This was after she bit my leg. That one didn’t hurt so much and I met it with a medium “NO” and pushed her away a little. The one on my arm came fast and furious immediately following and I think had malice behind it. I know she’s only 16 months old but still, it was an unfriendly gesture. In her defense, I do have very tasty arms. Or so I’ve been told.

I’m going to miss her on my trip.

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on March 25, 2006 9:46 pmUncategorized3 comments  

3 Comments

  1. Heather said,

    Welcome to the joys of mommyhood. I have a 13 year old and I still feel terrible when I punish him. It’s hard, we want to punish them and at the same time we want to protect them.

    | March 26, 2006 @ 12:25 am

  2. Mama Kelly said,

    YEOUCH

    I don’t blame you for yelling but I too would’ve felt badly when little one started to cry

    hope your booboo gets better soon

    | March 26, 2006 @ 6:09 pm

  3. sarcastic journalist said,

    Oddly enough, when I try to raise my voice to scare my kid, it doesn’t work. When I’m not trying? Works every time.

    Ahh the joys of having a biter.

    | March 29, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

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