Should I Laugh or Cry?

Part of the joys of having and raising children is watching how they learn to interact with their environment and fellow creatures.

Graydon is, as most toddlers are, occasionally fairly aggressive with Nande, our big mix hound dog. He will grab and hold her tail and play a dangerous version of "snap the whip" which will sometimes end with Grady taking a good digger. Sometimes he will try to lay on top of her while she's on her bed. We do our best to discipline him to try and get him to treat her more gently.

And then there's the other end of the spectrum where he's learned a behavior that is both funny and kind of gross. He's learned to get Nande to give him kisses.

He sticks his tongue out and then in again and again and, for some reason, Nande starts licking his face. It works everytime and is kind of funny but I don't really want to encourage it, ya know? Its funny now when he's 2 1/2 years old, it'll be less entertaining when he's 15.

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