View Full Version : My kid bit me!
11-05-2004, 02:06 PM
My son was playing around with me earlier tonight, pretending to eat my arm. He didn't bite down, so I let it go and laughed along with him.
Later on, I fell asleep on the couch. He started in on my arm again, and it woke me up when he broke my skin with his TEETH! I was so mad. I screamed at first because it startled me, and I grabbed the sucker that was in his hand. He kept crying, looking at me saying, "Mommy-my sucker, my sucker!" I yelled back telling him I didn't care about his sucker and that he hurt mommy. Then he stated crying, saying, "Sorry mommy, sorry mommy." So I gave him the sucker back and now I feel like the one that was 'bad'. Funny how they can turn things around on you! (Of course, then I look at my three month old as he is trying to suck on his whole fist instead of just the thumb, and I start cracking up.:))
11-05-2004, 04:07 PM
all three of my babies went threw that stage. :( I think its something normal for children.
hopefully him seeing that it hurt you and how it made you upset he want do it anymore.
I hate it when i get mad at the kids when they do something wrong and it turns out makeing me feel like the bad guy.
11-05-2004, 04:19 PM
Yes, it is just a stage he is going through. I bet he won't do it again!!
You weren't the "bad" one, you just reacted to the situation. It is hard NOT to react when someone bites you and breaks the skin. Ouch!
Don't worry about being a bad mama. You are only doing the best that you know how. They don't teach you in school how to be a parent and there is no book out there telling you how to parent. You just have to play it by ear, learn as you go along and tell them you love them no matter what.
Mel53H (parent of a 30,26 and 22 yr. old adult children)
11-05-2004, 04:23 PM
I'm not quite sure why it is that 3-year-olds bite, but they do. I sometimes wonder if it's part of getting a taste of the world????? I know I can remember each of my children went through the biting phase. Sometimes it just takes a shock, like hearing Mommy scream, that stops it.
I think it would be grand if children came with operating manuals, but so far they don't.
Sending gentle hugs,
11-06-2004, 05:07 AM
My son didn't hit or bite me until he started going to school. I bet years ago some kid started it and now they're all doing it. :) he-he
11-06-2004, 05:42 PM
Jen just looking at his adorable picture I bet it is hard to be mad at him! I bet he'll remeber now that it's not ok to bite and there is a differnce between playing pretend to eat the arm and actually trying to eat the arm.
11-07-2004, 08:35 AM
I guess they have to learn it somewhere..... :)
I did everything anyone told me to to try and get Zane to quit......he doesn't even go to preschool til Jan. They tend to get over it at some point themselves. He'll be three in Jan and is enrolled at a nondenom church, Mother's Day out type program......I hope he doesn't come home with other kids bad habits........but..I'm sure he will.......You and I will get through this thing called parenthood...everyone else has! ;)
11-09-2004, 12:55 AM
Jamie-does Zane hang out with kids his age? I know you mentioned that he was not in school yet. I would think he picked it up elsewhere, you know?
And yes Teisha, he makes it very hard to stay mad at him.:)
11-09-2004, 01:57 AM
He plays with his cousin often. She's 11 months older. But I don't ever remember her going through a biting stage. We go to the park once maybe twice a week. Never had any problems there. And to church. He could've picked it up there. We had a baby boom right along the time Zane was born. The nursery had to be expanded. So there are two sisters that I could imagine he picked something up there......but they don't come on a regular basis...so I'm not sure....
Maybe they have a mechanism that kicks in at a certain stage in their life....just like birds do when they realize it's time to fly. :hmm:
I hope it passes for Riley and ((you)) soon! ;)
11-14-2004, 05:29 PM
Gosh, I still laughing at what you wrote about "some kid started it years ago..."
My son bites. Usually when he wants something real bad, or if he gets frustrated. I was worried about it, but the preschool told me that its so common for preschool age. They said some kids only have a few episodes then they never do it again. Most they said do it a lot, but out grow it after a year or two.
I can tell my son really tries not to bite. Sometimes I can tell he is starting to bite down, then just nips my sleve. I don't take it lightly, it hurts like heck when he bites. Sometimes I grab his hand and stick it his mouth before he bites me. Then I say "see it hurts". I am sure he will grow out of it soon. I don't know any adults that bite.
11-14-2004, 06:55 PM
I know one adult that bites. Tyson!! Remember he bit his opponet's ear off!! :biglaugh: Just kidding!! :)
11-15-2004, 03:42 AM
..."I don't know any adults that bite.."-that had me going good until I read the post about Tyson, lol! I dated a guy in highschool that would bite me. Hard too-I think he thought it was a turn-on. I also think he was sadly mistaken.
11-15-2004, 05:55 AM
just had to add something on this subject about biteing but this is kids biteing kids.
first it started with my six year old getting bit on the school bus. i reported it twise he was bite by a five year old.
but here is the kicker my oldest son is 12 and a high school 14 year old bit him on the tittie. It was reported i was/am still very mad had the tape pulled from the bus and the 14 year old just got 2 days off the bus.
all my babies has went threw the biteing stage. but what about all these other kids biteing.
What is a mother to do when its another kid biteing there kids at school
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