Our house is being antagonized by a vampire. A tiny vampire, but still a vampire. Don’t get scared… this is not a horror story (yet). It is also not a story about bed bugs or roaches. This has to do with one of our 15-month old foster kids, “Chipmunk”. He’s practically an ankle biter.
Approximately a week ago Chipmunk began biting people. We are not sure exactly what triggered it, but now when Chipmunk crawls toward me… or my wife… or our other foster kid… or our animals, we get nervous. He crawls forward at warp speed, and he smiles big and opens his mouth… and then bites.
I can honestly say I never thought a 22-pound kid could intimidate me… especially when he is still crawling. I try not to recoil because I don’t know what kind of message “fear” would send to a 15-month old… but getting bitten hurts. So far, Chipmunk has drawn blood once on a human. We are unsure about the animals.
He only bites when he is happy, so some of our friends who are moms have said it could be a way he is expressing affection. This is actually what my wife and I think is going on, because he only does it when he is happy.
What do you think, dear readers? Is Chipmunk having confusion about how to express affection… or is October his month to turn into a tiny vampire?