You know what, toddlers are jerks. I don't think they can help it. They have limited social skills. They have limited communication skills. They have sharp teeth.
I mentioned yesterday that I've been getting a lot of emails from Thatbaby's daycare. And they're not all fun stories about farm animals. Last week I got an email stating that Thatbaby grabbed a toy from one of his friends who then bit his shoulder. He has a large, dark, bite-bruise on his shoulder. He spent the whole night telling us bite and pointing to his shoulder.
Yesterday I got another email, mentioning that Thatbaby was now biting his own hand and holding it out to the teachers telling them, "owie." When they ask him what happened, he points to one of the other children. Yeah, my child is already trying to get other kids in trouble for nothing. One of his teachers calls him a pot-stirrer. I know I'm going to have to keep an eye on him.
I'm currently working with him on the fact that it's not okay to bite - even if he's the one biting himself. Teeth are for biting, but biting food! Sinking your teeth into warm pasta, loaded with a thick and hearty meat sauce is good. Sinking your teeth into your arm, foot, or hand? Completely unnecessary. I mean, why would you waste your jaw muscles biting something that isn't filling and delicious?