coconut was gnawing on my shoulder. no really...
GNAWING on my shoulder.
another (very cool) mama that i've met through family (a kind of a family through family sorta thing)...remarked that her daughter often does something similar to that when she wants to nurse. and she asked if coconut does that same thing?
no...i replied. she usually just smacks me on the face.
and then i realized. how weird is that? why does my little daughter smack me when she wants to nurse? is she the only baby that does that? how and where did she get this hitting thing? (she hits whenever something doesn't go her way...) we don't hit in our house...i try not to even lightly pop a hand when she's touching something that she isn't supposed to. is it inborn...do they just know HOW to do that? belly never did it!
oops. comparisons are no good!
belly was talking at this age...oops - i did it again...
maybe that's the difference. and a light went on for the speech-language pathologist mommy. (imagine that?)
maybe this will just disappear as she acquires more words and language...she's ahead of the game for most one year olds...but i'm sure as this develops further...her alternative means of getting her point across will diminish. a woman can hope...can't she?
for now...we are just doing a lot of praising "nice touches". because any mention of "hitting" brings it on in full force. (oh...you thought THAT was a hit...let me show you a real hit...)
anyone else out there have any tricks that have worked for you to reduce the hitting?
side note...but i have to add it...rainy (our