On this fine summer day, I have decided to write about Zacharys pincer perfection. We can now pick up any texture of any wetness, or dryness. Hurdle cheerios into our mouth with a single bound. Swirl food to any length on our high-chair tray....
And we also pinch. "Ouch!"
The dastardly rascal is up to no good assuredly when your flesh is in sight.
And "NO", we're apparently so over that, mom.
When he feels that you are in his way- Here's a pinch for you.
When he doesn't get what he wants- Here's a pinch for you.
When he wants your shirt pulled down and you want it up- Here's a pinch for you.
When you hold his hands while he stands so he doesn't fall- Here's a pinch for you.
Which usually results in a swear word and him falling to the ground.
No amount of clipping his tiny razors down to pulps will soothe the pain, only, lesson the ability to mark.
You put him down, and it remedies the situation, but, only until you meet again.
So how do you effectively punish a 1 year old? That is my conundrum. Time out? He doesn't get that, and can't sit or stand. Putting him down and saying "NO" see above sentence. Tapping his sweet little baby hand? Is this a new game mom????!?!??!?!!!! YAY!