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.