You're all never going to believe this, but it looks like little kid is a biter.
He has been consistently biting Big Kid and has gotten me a few times too. Today when I confronted him about the Sharpie incident, he went to bite me and bit his own arm...hard. This INFURIATED him and as I carried him out in front of me by his upper arms, he kicked and bared his teeth and lunged at me in what I'm pretty sure was an attempt to bite me in the face.
So he got a time out and this time he couldn't strip the bed because I found his Ultimate Crib Sheet and put it on (thanks to a commenter for reminding me that I have one and that this is so far effective). He still didn't care and was all smiles when it was time to come out and willingly and sweetly went around and gave the apology hugs he has to give 900 times a day.
Basically, what we're doing is not working.
I do not want to have the kid who is a biter. Big Kid didn't bite people. He also never played in poop. I always thought that the kids that played in poop and the kids that bit people were a little wacko...and now I have one that does both.
There have probably been 6-8 biting incidents today alone. He just ran over here for no reason at all and hit me in the leg with a fork.
Has anyone had any success in re-training Satan spawn? Is there any chance he'll grow out of it? I've been holding on to the "he'll grow out of it" dream since Day 1...is it time to let it go?