Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My Angel Avery....





has learned to bite...and has done it multiple times! What in the world?! Life with my second baby is going to be MUCH different than the first! I don't think that I could've gone to heaven and hand picked out two children that were any more different than the one God chose for me! First of all...she's red headed...and I used to think that people would just put that label on a sweet, innocent red headed baby... NOW I know that they were honestly telling the truth. She is very determined, she knows what she wants and she will get it, one that likes to see how far she can go without getting caught, loves freedom and gets mad when she can't have it, etc. You get the picture and at the same time she is so sweet. She is the one that will make everybody laugh...she will stand in a room and try to make you laugh (and the determined side of her will do it until you actually do!) she LOVES Brenly and is very lost when she isn't feeling good (i.e. the past two weeks) she is very adventurous, not really afraid of much -she always wants to be around people...Its just so funny that her and Bren are sisters by the same two parents...Brenly is none of the things that I have just listed (except for the fact that she LOVES her baby sister and she does like to make people laugh as well) Anyhow, back to the biting. Last week,(when Brenly was feeling so bad) Avery was sitting in the doorway of my room and Brenly was trying to get past her...Avery didn't like that idea, so she reached up and grabbed Brenly's arm and left 4 teeth marks (that bruised the next day!) So I spanked her hand and put her in her bed. Brenly, through her tears of pain, said "Mommy, she didn't mean to do it, it was just an accident!" Can't you see it now (15 years from now- Avery getting caught at something and Brenly totally taking the blame so that Avery won't get in trouble...This is not going to be good!) Avery has since bitten 3-4 more times...and so it is from all of the parents that have had the joy of raising biting children, that we have taken the advice that we must bite back (uuggghhh, I don't think that I am going to be so good at this...I'm glad that God thought that I would be a good mom to a red head...Now I just ask that he give me the wisdom and the strength to discipline her in ways that she understands!) So who knows, the next time you see us we might all have bite marks, most likely from Avery, God bless her sweet heart!

4 comments:

Keren said...

Be strong, you can do it!!

Faith said...

Girl! Macie has been biting too! But she is so SLY and SNEAKY about it!!! She will pretend she is hugging you and then bite my shoulder! Or she will pretend to kiss you and bite your face! No lie! She has also has just decided to pull our fingers up to her mouth and took a bite! It is crazy! It's not out of anger, but maybe discovering those chompers in her mouth?? Whatever it is....IT HURTS!!! Your Avery (personality and all) sounds just like my Macie! We should let them play together sometime! We can drive to Boliver:)

Anonymous said...

I like how she is showing off her weapons in the 2nd picture!

Kristy

Amy said...

Red heads are a WHOLE different world!!! My sister's Kyle is the one to watch! There is something about them being red heads that just makes them pistols that you will forever have to watch! Have fun and enjoy every moment....and just think how boring it would have been if they had been the same!