i've got to get something off of my chest. my kid is a hitter. not just a hitter but a pummeling, pushing, dominating, jack-you-up toddler. she looks so sweet and innocent but she can take your kid down to chinatown at the drop of a hat.
watch the following video and see for yourself. she was sitting there (this is at COSI today) very sweetly playing on a push/ride on toy and then for no reason at all well, you'll see.
I AM EMBARRASSED TO NO END BY THIS! i don't know how to make her stop! i am pretty nice to be around i'd like to think. david and i are far far from violent, anger spewing adults so where does this behavior come from? once at the playground auggie got a little physical with a kid (nothing serious, just toddler stuff) and i heard the parent tell their child that my kid was just a jerk and not to play with them. this was my face --> !!!! <-- but with olive, well she kind of is! she is lovable and i really don't think she is trying to be mean, i think she is a just a physical kid who is a second child to a physical older brother. augustine and olive can be seen laying feet to feet on our couch squealing with delight as they pummel each other with wild legs flailing. this is their version of fun! it isn't a good day until one of them has been smooshed face first into our hardwood floors or busts their lip on a slide (olive, yesterday!) but again, this is how my kids have fun together and it doesnt come from a mean place when they play this way. so i think she just isn't used to the softer side of things. i mean, clearly. watch that video!