She did it again. Her teeth clamped down on his arm and sunk all the way in. He grit his teeth and bore the pain.

Not the reaction she was hoping for. So, she changed tracks. She aimed for his neck this time. He shut his eyes and tried to free himself. But, she wasn’t letting go!

Finally, she came around to face him. Her eyes met his. He looked at her and her eyes welled up with tears. He reached out and drew her into a warm embrace. She planted a kiss, of repentance, on his stubbly cheek.

He smiled and hugged his one-year-old, looking at her tiny teeth marks on his arm.


( This post is in response to the prompt, “He grit his teeth and bore the pain“, as part of the Marathon Bloggers group. Although I am not doing the month-long marathon, I was very taken by this prompt and decided to write a post on it 🙂

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  1. I can truly relate to this pain. My little one.. all through her teething period used me and only me as a chew toy. Right up till she was 5 or so, everytime she was overly excited, she would come and bite me too. Nicely's written.

  2. Thank you Ruth. In my case, the spouse took the bulk of it. He never protested either, so it started becoming a game for her. And, ouch! Till she was 5? That must have hurt!

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