Zach got his first bite at school this week. Apparently he was playing with a toy another child wanted and that child decided to bite my baby and take his toy. The other child didn’t just take a little nibble, no, no, he (or she – they would not tell me who the culprit was), left 6 teeth marks on my child’s cheek. The bottom two drew blood!
At first I started laughing – my default when I don’t know what to do, as inappropriate as that is – but it just seemed so absurd that he had gotten hurt that day given he was happy as can be eating cheerios when I arrived. But later it sunk in and I got sad for him. You never want your baby to be hurt, and though I know it is just a surface wound it is still highly pitiful.
The perils of daycare I suppose. But given what transpired when I attempted to take a picture of the wounds it is more likely that if I stayed home I might try to bite him myself.
Note the 4 red marks under his right (your left) eye and the two below those.
Oh that is not a hug for mommy. No. He wants my camera
And then got really, really mad when I would not let him have it.
PS Yes, my child is shirtless in January. Don’t judge me, I wanted to see that baby pudge.