I really thought our biting issues were over. I was wrong.
The call came in just before 10:30 this morning, just before I was about to leave for an appointment. The Boy had bitten another child badly enough to break the skin. He had to leave daycare for the day. I am now working from home, waiting for the husband to come take his shift with our hooligan. And, I am at a loss.
The daycare ladies were nice and downright apologetic about sending him home. It was a bad morning, they said. The Boy received a pretty nasty bite himself early this morning, then bit another child (not the one that bit him).
"It was nothing malicious," Miss R. said. "He's just such a lovey. He loves too hard."
Which is all well and good, but Jesus. He nearly drew blood. Who does he think he is? Vampire Bill.
The Boy was put in timeout after the biting incident this morning at daycare. Miss R. tapped him on his teeth and sternly explained we do NOT bite our friends. I tried to talk to The Boy about the incident and told him he should go, "UGH!" if he's frustrated or angry, not bite. Kisses only use lips, not teeth, I told him. He seemed to get it, but we've thought that before. How do I stop this from happening again?
Oh interwebs! Help. How do you discipline a toddler after the fact? Is it even possible?