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.


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.