Today was actually a good day.
A HUGE part of the problem has been Baby B. He's become a compulsive biter. I mean, seriously compulsive. As in, biting frequently with absolutely no known cause.
Which is why I missed yoga (and exercise in general) all last week. He's bitten so many children, he's not really tolerated in the child care center at the gym any more.
But my mom helped me come up with a solution Saturday night. I tried implementing it yesterday during nursery at church and it went really well.
But I tried to curb my optimism for this morning, lest I be disappointed and crash yet again.
We went early. I stayed with him for 25 minutes, giving him a "treat" (freeze dried raspberries) every 5-10 minutes while telling him, "Treat for not biting. Good job!" All while watching him like a hawk. And then I instructed the girl in charge of the toddler area to do the same and to definitely not let him out of the toddler area.
I watched the clock all through yoga, waiting for them to come get me and kick me and my pirana out. But they never came.
I even got to shower because I'd brought a yogurt for him to snack on at the end. Happily isolated in a high chair.
He never bit once!!!! Joyful Moment for sure.
He got rewarded with a stop at the park. And some quality time with his favorite mama.
I know not every day will be this success story as we try to cure him of his biting problem. But I'm really glad today was a success. We both need that.
And the rest of the day was pretty great as well.
Well, most of the rest of it. Tonight we hit some major bumps in the road. But it was nothing that a good chat and some snuggling with HH couldn't fix.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments that don't bite!