I have given birth to Bitezilla!
Ugh...This adorable, smiley, funny baby of mine has become a little monster! He is biting EVERYONE!! I seriously mean everyone, all of his siblings, especially the smaller ones, his cousins and unfortunately even the kids that I babysit. It is bad enough that he is gnawing on our kids and even my sisters poor little ones, but the fact that he has chomped down on kids that I am being paid to keep safe is bad, really really bad. I am just at a loss. I have tried everything. I have tried to talk to him about it. ( Yeah that one got me really far! You know how easy it is to reason with a 2 year old!) I have tried timeout. I have slapped his hand. I have even...bit him back (Please don't judge! It was very gently and more for reaction than anything. I am not proud of this, I am desperate!) I make him hug and apologize to his victim. He does this very willingly and enthusiastic. I am starting to wonder if he is merely hugging them to find the juiciest place to nibble. I must admit that he comes by it naturally. He is the product of a long line of biters. My mom was a biter and... I admit it...I, too, was a biter. In fact I drew blood (more than once) when I bit my cousin Tara as she was climbing the stairs in front of me. (I am so sorry Tara. 30 some years late, but none-the-less heartfelt and sincere!)
He is a sneaky biter too. He snuggles up to you and you think that he is being sweet and then CHOMP! What in the world?! I know that a few of our other kids went through this phase as well but stopped quickly. Leave to Jonathan to be the picture of endurance and persistence when it comes to this!
I am wondering if it has anything to do with his mild obsession with dinosaurs. He carries his "Sauries" around all day. He is always making them battle and eat each other. Oi. I have no idea.
Here is the other problem...
Look at how darn cute the little bugger is!
I am now going to start praying to St Appolonia, patron saint of teeth problems. It can't hurt! (Not as bad as his biting does, anyway.)