I got to see it for myself when I was picking my DD up, and Owen's mom was picking him up. Owen runs up to my daughter and gives her this big tackle bear hug, his mother was like "Owen, let go". He lets go, and we think everything is fine. Suddenly, Owen lunges for DD, grabs her hair, and rips her down to the floor and jumps on top of her! It was so bizarre, and neither one of us mothers saw it coming it happened so fast!
Marriages that start this way, stepping over the bodies of loved ones as the giddy couple walks down the aisle, are not likely to last.
ME - BW - 35
HIM - XWH - 39
D day: November 15th, 2009
Married: 5 Years, together 8
Divorced: December 13th, 2010
New Beginning: Piper/8-3-12
My son was speech delayed and would get frustrated, he would tend to push or force the other kid to get them to see what he couldn't put in words. We had quite a few write ups over Owen like behavior.
My granddaughter (she is a bit older than Piper, born 2/3/12) has been bitten three times in the past six weeks by the same girl...all three times were unprovoked. The daycare also said they could not disclose the name of the child and my DD had to sign incident reports. But Rylan is very verbal, and told my DD who bit her.
Although "normal" - it still sucks...and the daycare deals with it the same way Piper's does. When Rylan told the little girl, "You hurt me, don't bite me..." and the daycare person told the girl to say she was sorry, she said, "NO!"
After my DD signed the third incident report, she asked that they separate the girls as this kid has a penchant for my granddaughter's flesh. Recently, when Rylan was having a typical 2-year-old tantrum and my DD was ignoring it, she bit herself to get attention. UGH!!
I know your frustration and am so sorry Piper was bitten. Normal or not, it sucks.
Rylan started daycare at 10 months (December 2012)...the first year was rough - colds, strep thorat, ear infections...yeast rashes...roseola...you name it, she got it. She did manage to escape the lice breakout. Her frequency of getting sick has gotten much better; this winter, she has had a couple colds and one stomach flu. Not bad considering that she was at the doctors every other week last winter/spring.
I swear if I were able, I'd quit my job and take care of her myself. But on the flip side, my other DD is a stay-at-home mom to 4 yo GS and 14 mo old GD (and baby on the way in August)...she put GS 4 in preschool this year to help him adjust for Kindergarten and NOW he's getting sick all the time. So either way, it comes down the pike sooner or later.
Let's just invent a bubble for the kids.
Just sharing a silver lining amongst the muck.
I talked to her teacher about it - she said Baby Green never instigated the fight, she just was the one who ended it. She was very peaceful unless someone messed with her first. That made me feel SLIGHTLY better, but we still had to talk with her daily about using her words instead of scratching friends. Eventually she grew out of it. I was mortified at the time.
OMG.....what did the other mother do??? I would have freaked!!!!
P.S. DD did NOT get invited to Owen's birthday party that summer. I did not mind one bit!