Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Pacifier

Bring up the word pacifier among mom's and you will get a lot of different opinions. However, right now that is not what I want to talk about. For our family - the pacifier has been a wonderful thing!! Our oldest daughter was pictured leaving the hospital with the paci flinging right in and out of her mouth. Our youngest daughter has learned to enjoy her paci as much as her sister did. We do have a couple of rules with the pacifier - when the child turns two - they only get their pacifier when sleeping (naps & bedtime) and when they turn three - they all get thrown out. Let's just say we are a "cold turkey family".

Well we just had a major melt down with our 2 1/2 year old daughter (at the paci only while sleeping stage). She was getting ready for her nap and got her paci a little early (Mommy is a softy), she was doing her pre nap routine (i.e. going to the potty). Well, she had her paci in her mouth, and she must have opened her mouth while she flushed the toilet and the paci "flushed away". Yikes!! She was so upset, she was shaking and the tears were a flowing! We do have back ups paci's but this one was her favorite. She said, "we need to call Daddy so he can get my paci out of the toilet". How do you explain to a 2 1/2 year old that it is gone? I hope this isn't a preview for when she turns three.


Brenda said...

OMW...hysterical! Kids are too funny!

Laurie said...

Zach is in for a rude awakening when we get back from spring break & we take his "PASS" away. (ten hours in a car = save our sanity and give him the paci.)

Home your daughter has recovered from getting her favorite "flushed away." =)

Laurie said...

ummm ... home should read hope.

TeSlaa said...

I hope that she is not permanently damaged. I can see her talking to a psychologist at age 32 having attachment issues. It all leads back to the flushed away paci! :)