Every new parent comes across situations with their babies where they think, "Is this normal?" Let's be honest, babies do some weird stuff so you can't blame us. And each baby is so different; as their little personalities develop, they may laugh at surprising things or show interest in things you think are boring and lame. But that's what make this whole parenting process fun!
Anyway, I've reached another point where I'm wondering if I have a weirdo baby. For the past month or so, Caleb has been doing this thing with me where he grabs my face with both his hands (often while scratching my eyeballs, ouch!) and he brings his open, slobbery mouth to my face. I actually find it sweet. Maybe he is mimicking my behavior; I mean, this isn't far from what I do with him when I grab him and kiss him all over.
But now he's doing it to other people. Yesterday, he decided to do this to his friends at our mommy-baby group. He was like a baby godzilla trying to eat all his friends. His poor buddy Ethan, one of our favorite playtime friends, tasted so yummy to Caleb. It was hysterical, and I laughed and laughed (while also trying to keep him from scratching the other babies). I keep wondering what this behavior means - is he just showing a form of affection? Is it an extreme form of teething and putting everything in his mouth, including his friends? Is this pre-bullying behavior? Is he going to be a cannibal?
Truth be told, I'm not obsessing over this. I actually think it's quite amusing. And I'm ok if he's a weirdo. Because I am, too!
|Making a meal of Ethan's head|