Morgan Kate has recently become quite fond of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider". So fond of it, that she insists we sing it over and over and over and over.
Last week, while getting ready to leave speech and after about the sixth time of singing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider, I tried to wrap things up and get Morgan Kate ready to leave. I grabbed my keys and then reached down to grab her little hand. As I reached down she began to fuss and fight and then she bit me. That's right. Bit me. She didn't get her way and she bit me. I must admit, I was shocked. My sweet, little, innocent nineteen-month old (Ha, ha!) doesn't usually behave in that manner. I mean, just look at this face.
She doesn't look like a biter does she? Ha! Well, she is. And for a few hours I had the mark to prove it.
I tried to handle the situation the best way I knew how. I definitely wanted her to know it was not okay to act that way and it was certainly not okay to bite people. After our little "one-on-one conversation" she proceeded to throw a tantrum on the floor. And yes, we were still at speech and this all took place in front of her speech therapist and the intern. I calmly got up off of the floor, grabbed my keys once again and proceeded to leave. Once MK realized that I wasn't falling for her drama, she quickly stopped, picked herself up and quietly followed me out.
That was four days ago and we have hadn't anymore biting. I'll be sure to let you know how the next few days go.