Too much excitement just might kill me!
So the title may not be 100% relevant, but it made me laugh. I’m sad like that. We have a problem with biting (not chewing).
Some nights in the half hour before bed, Monkey goes bananas (ha!). He chases the dogs around shrieking, or just runs around trying to bite everyone (Hubs and me) and everything (sofa, coffee table, the usual!). This hyperactivity seems to be a sign of tiredness and we generally head straight for bed.
Hubs and I are used to this and we’re both reasonably good at dodging the teeth, although Monkey is mighty fast and sometimes gets a mouthful. Nothing we’ve tried has stopped him from doing this – in his wound up state he thinks it is hilarious! And at 15 months there’s only so much we can do (no, I will never bite him back! Any other suggestions?).
But a couple of nights ago we had (childless) friends over and despite having taken 3 naps that day, Monkey went ape (omg I kill myself). When he couldn’t get his teeth into Hubs or me, the cheeky thing bit one of our guests!!
I promptly took him off to bed, where he proceeded to take an hour to fall asleep. I emerged just as our friends were leaving. So much for having some grown-up time!
Anyone have any ideas on preventing this? I guess I should have taken him to bed sooner. So far he has never bitten another child, and I really hope he grows out of it before he gets the chance! I don’t want to be that mother. You know, the one with the biter! Because you know how everyone feels about her!