The Biting

When I picked Will 1.1 up from school yesterday, the teacher told me there had been an incident, and that I needed to read and sign an accident report.

“There was a biting,” she said anxiously, awaiting my angry reaction.

“Who did Will bite?” I asked.  “Are they OK?”

“Oh, no.  Will didn’t bite anyone.  His left hand was bitten when he was playing with some other kids.”

I was surprised and relieved, and told the teacher, “Oh.  Well, that’s good news.”

She was surprised and relieved by my reaction, evidently expecting me to be angry that another kid had bitten Will.  I told her that I was more relieved that Will hadn’t been the biter.  Was that wrong?

Anyway, Will is fine – he had some teeth marks on his left hand, but nothing major.

We’ve had another “routine” week with Willpower is just about over.  He’s now just about completely bottle-free, and prefers sippy cups.  Now it’s time to transition him to regular cups.  He drinks juice and whole milk, and is off of formula entirely.  He is eating pretty well when his teeth aren’t bothering him, and loves ice cream just before bedtime.

He’s down to one nap per day, usually in early afternoon, although he’s still not entirely used to it.  Sometimes he’s very tired in the morning and the evening.  He’s still sleeping through the night, going to be about 7:30ish and sleeping until 6:30ish.

He’s started throwing small temper tantrums when he doesn’t get his way, and every few days he’ll throw a big one if he’s tired.  Redirecting him seems to be working well, as does just ignoring him.

We’ll be staying at Al & Susan’s this weekend to help them with a flooring project, and then it’s off to Papa Jim and Grandma Angie’s for Thanksgiving.  I hope Will doesn’t mind the flight too much.


Pam, Will 0.4 and I arrived in Phoenix this morning after flying out of St. Louis on an early flight.  Even though we were delayed a bit, Will was great on the flight, napping a few times, eating during takeoff and landing, and playing a lot.  Thanks so much to Susan for getting us to the airport at 5:30 this morning, and for the lovely Valentine’s Day celebration Thursday night.

It’s about 55 and raining in Phoenix right now, but supposed to be beautiful this weekend.