Thursday, May 20, 2010


I said I was going to try.  And I have spent the whole day thinking and worrying about the babe and my relationship with her.

I was kind of dreading after school today.  As it is a sunny and beautiful day I decided to buck up and bring the kids to the park.  I chose the park by the babe's school where I knew there would be kids she knew.  I also made her promise she wouldn't freak out and have a tantrum when it was time to leave.  She agreed.  We even chose a special word that I could use to indicate that I was serious.

Within 5 minutes of getting there the little girl who the babe bit on Tuesday showed up with her Mom.  I was nervous as I am still bothered by the babe's behavior and suspension.  The girls noticed each other and automatically started playing together.  The bitee's Mom came over and we started chatting.  I couldn't stop looking at her daughter's wrist.  That's because her daughter's wrist was bruised and had a small healing scab.  I couldn't stop thinking that my daughter's teeth had caused that damage.  But if you looked at the 2 of them together you'd never guess that such an incident had just occurred. 

I took the opportunity to thank the Mom for how she had handled the babe's apology yesterday morning.  She reassured me not to worry and that all was well.  It gave me the power to get over it....because apparently everyone else has.

And when it was time to go, I told the babe, and she came over and hopped in the stroller.  No complaints.  In fact it was the little guy who freaked out this time.  I'm glad I tried. And I'm glad she tried. 


BlessedMomof2 said...

I'm glad you had a positive experience, both with the babe & with the other mom.

Anonymous said...

You know you are a wonderful mom. I think you are too hard on yourself.

Anonymous said...

You know you are a wonderful mom. And your kids are amazing & kids.