A few months ago … my youngest started a new habit that I was mortified about … biting. It’s a habit my oldest never developed, and I wasn’t quite sure how to handle our own baby shark when she decided to use her teeth to bite other kids. The one thing I was afraid to do was talk about it … which ended up being exactly what I needed.
Now that this phase is over, we can all laugh about it in the form of a poem.
If You Give a Toddler A Mouth Full of Teeth
If you give a toddler teeth ….
they’re going to bite their friends
And once they bite their friends
you’ll probably get a note from school
Once you’ve finished explaining it’s never happened before …
your toddler will probably bite their friends again
And when you receive your THIRD note from school
you’ll probably get a disapproving look from some of the other classroom moms
And you might start pulling your hair out
So, you’ll probably try to negotiate with the toddler
So, when they retaliate by biting you
You’ll probably be ready to bite them back
But, instead, you take to the internet
Which proves to be no help
And when you tell your friends
They get so excited and start to share their own kid biting stories
And the next time you get a note at school that your kid was bitten