Having 2 boys a mere 2 years apart means there is going to be a lot of wrestling, roughhousing, and fighting in our house over the next few decades. Max is 3 and Dodge is 1. Max is overly aggressive with Dodge and often knocks him over, grabs him by the face, and is generally unaware that he is too rough with him. In return Dodge has mastered an NFL-ready stiff arm, a two-handed defensive shove, and total mastery of the word “no.” This morning Dodge was not going to put up with any of Max’s antics. Who knows what happened prior to the incident. Maybe Max tackled him at one point or maybe nothing happened at all. Whatever happened…Dodge left his mark on Max today, literally. At about 8:40 AM Max gave Dodge a very nice brotherly hug. It wasn’t too rough, it wasn’t an apology, it wasn’t anything other than a sign of affection. During this hug Dodge turned his head and bit Max’s face as hard as he good causing Max to let loose a blood-curdling scream. It sucks that Dodge did this during a moment of affection because I’d love to be able to say to Max, “You were too rough with Dodge and so he bit you.” Instead, we are just saying, “Dodge doesn’t have words yet and this was his way of saying he didn’t want to be touched.” Truth be told, its probably karma for that time Max bit a kid in the face at daycare. What’s up with my kids biting other kids in the face? Is this a kid thing or just my kids? Seriously…biting…in the face? Either way, Max has some sweet teeth marks on his left cheek to remind him not to mess with Dodge. I guess we’re supposed to scold Dodge and teach Max to turn the other cheek?
UPDATE: 3 hours after publishing this post Dodge struck again! this time he bit Max’s back. Kate has dubbed him “Sir Chomps-A-Lot.” Hopefully Max will steer clear of Dodge during this phase.
Perhaps Dodge is a piranha?
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