Today I received a call from Munchkie's daycare teacher saying to give her a call, or we'd chat when I picked her up. When I received the voicemail I was already walking out the door to go get her, so I figured I would just wait until I got to the school. The whole way there, I was panicking, did I do something wrong? Did I send the wrong thing in her lunch? It didn't sound urgent, so I figured she was safe and ok.
When I got to the daycare the aide was there with the remaining kids and looked down at the floor as she said "She got bit today"
I said "Oh, ok, that's no big deal."
She said "No, she got bit by a kid, not a bug."
I replied "Oh I figured, don't worry about it, she's been bit by dogs several times, we just tell her to rub it and move on"
The aide said that the funniest part was that Munchkie said "I not food!" after she was bit, as if to indicate that you are only supposed to bite food.
Because the daycare doesn't want parents to get upset with other kids or blame other parents, they never tell who the offending child is. Even if a virus is going around the classroom, they don't say who the first snot faced kid was. So naturally, when Munchkie and I show Munchkie's Daddy her bite, he says "you got bit? Who bit you?" and being the good daughter she is, she totally sold out the kid.
Even though she was completely fine and when I asked if I could see her owie, she went to reach for her foot (not sure what owie was there!) so it obviously didn't bother her. I felt bad for her. So after dinner we went for ice cream. She had no idea why we were going out for ice cream, but she was loving figuring out an ice cream cone for the first time. She was loving it so much that she had to strip down to her diaper for the ride home.
This is a day that I knew was eventually going to come, but still dreaded. While I completely understand that these things happen, I want to make sure that my daughter was not the one provoking the situation. I know kids will be kids, but I hope that she will learn to share and be kind to others.