I'm not going to lie. I'm hesitant to post these pictures because it looks SO bad. But I know that enough of you have witnessed Hunter's ferocity in person, so if anyone comes to take my kids away from me, there are many who could attest to the fact that I do not in fact hurt my children.
But this is real life people. You know how I always write about roses and rainbows and I never seem to complain about my kids? Well this should be a refreshing change of pace. The biting in my house is OUT OF CONTROL.
Colton is not a biter. Never bitten anyone in his life.
But Ethan and Hunter. There is this silent competition, sibling rivalry thing, at it's worst. I don't know where it comes from. All I know is that it is out of control. I have asked every parent I know if their kids were biters and most have said yes, and that I should bite my children back. Well here's the thing. I am just not comfortable biting my kids. I'm just not. And really people, when you see the photos below you will see that they are biting each other harder than I would ever DREAM of, and it hasn't stopped them.
The problem is that they have SO many more teeth now AND the biting has intensified dramatically from just biting where you could see two perfect rows of teeth marks to an actual bite and then SCRAPING of the teeth on the skin. And they are fast. You would think that I neglect them, but seriously, I am constantly playing with them and it happens so stinking fast.
I have tried every technique in the book to stop this problem....separating them, telling them mouths are for kisses not bites, soap in the mouth, firm voice, you name it, I've done it.
But, Little Miss Ed.ward Cu.llen is hell bent on biting the crap out of poor Ethan. (I say poor Ethan, though really he bites her back just as much.) But somehow, he is the victim of most of the Bunchkin Bullying. Seriously, just look at the intensity on her face. She is ferocious and scary.
If anyone has any other wisdom, PLEASE share it with me. And in the mean time, don't worry. I will never leave Hunter alone at a playdate.
**Now before you see these pictures, I know what you'll be thinking. "What a great mom. She's taking pictures while her kid gets bit." I know. But here's the thing, I really wanted others to see proof of how this happens.
Okay...take a deep breath. Now look at my poor youngest baby boy, Ethan. Yes my friends, those are ALL Hunter's teeth marks. Some old, which are now mostly bruises and others that are newer.
Look at her crazy biter face!!
This is usually how it starts. With a hair pull or face pinch...
(Both of which she obviously did)
And then, she goes in for the kill. The bite.
I think the boys are conspiring about how to make their sister stop biting them...
There! Now you all know why I can't stop obsessing about the biting in this house!!