People probably think I'm being a little crazy, she is so cute and she is only one, how can she possibly be violent, I mean look at that face... butter wouldn't melt. Don't be fooled by her looks, that cute little face below, those big wide eyes and that little smirk - that is the face of violence.
It all started about a month ago. My mum was feeding Aria and she wasn't spooning that delicious soggy wetabix into poor little Aria's mouth fast enough, so Aria kept giving my mam's knees a slap, it was all very amusing and we laughed and joked about it.
That same day my mam took Aria out with my nephew. She later told me that while they were out Aria sat hitting Olly on the top of his head, constantly. Olly wasn't bothered, but still, not nice!
Since then it has got worse. My daughter is now a violent thug. When I lie her on her changing mat to change her nappy she will often kick me in the chest, hard, and laugh in my face. I even ended up with a thick lip from this very fun game of hers.
Other thug like habits include throwing food at complete strangers when out and about, kicking me when she is sat in her high chair and I am feeding her, smacking me in the face, head butting my nose and throwing anything that she can find at me. She really goes for it, you see the glare in her eyes and the concentration on the aim.
I decided to snapchat a nice video of us both this morning, just saying 'hiya' and the usual babbles from Aria. Aria decided that it would be even funnier to post a video of her beating me up. As usual on snapchat the video froze and is all out of sync with the picture, but you can hear the constant slapping that wasn't filmed. She is violent.
I'm sure this is a phase that they all go through, or am I just trying to convince myself of that, I don't know? What I would like to know is when can I expect this phase to end? Enough of the thick lips and broken (okay, sore) noses already!
Do you have a violent one year old? What is the worse injury they have given you, or a stranger?