I have come to learn that incident reports are a way of life in daycare. Kid runs, falls, hits head. Incident report. Kid get scratched fighting over a toy. Incident report. Kid knocks head going down the slide at the park. Incident report.
We often go several days in a row where one or both of the boys come home with an incident report. I usually just glance at them and toss them. The staff at our daycare is great and always talk to my husband about each incident report. They never just let him find a report in a cubby. And if anything happens that might be immediately visable, they call us. Last week Xander fell and bit his lip. His lip started to swell a little, so they called to let us know so we wouldn’t be alarmed.
Last week, Xander came home with an incident report. It wasn’t your normal run of the mill incident report. It was a type of incident report that had never come into our house before. You know the one. The one where your kid wasn’t hurt. The one where your kid did the hurting. Apparently Xander bit another child in his room.
I know it’s not a *huge* deal. He’s not quite 15 months and sometimes this happens. I know that there was nothing I could do hours after the fact to reinforce the fact that we DO.NOT.BITE. I’m sure that the teachers in his room handled the whole situation properly, but I still feel like I should do something. I know that’s totally irrational, but I can’t help. For now, I’m just gonna keep my fingers crossed that it was a one-time incident.
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