Friday, January 20, 2006

Hubris, me?

Nutmeg bit Eliot today. Twice. :-(

It happened to me again. The parenting hubris. For awhile, Eliot was biting and hitting, and his folks were agonizing over it. I was silently congratulating myself: Well, Nutmeg never went through that phase. When you're firm, but loving, and consistent, your child just doesn't do that sort of thing.

Turns out, Eliot was just advanced.

2 comments:

Kori said...

Well, you only bite the ones you love, and we know the Nut loves Eliot, so maybe she was just expressing her devotion?

I know, that's no help at all. Sorry she's going through a challenging phase. The great thing is, you guys are firm, loving, and consistent, so it will be just a phase.

Kayadela said...

I think Kori is right. You hurt the ones you love... And Eliot has sure spent his time loving Hazel.