“Sleep” No More
Our little girl has reached yet another milestone, she finally ceased sleeping with a pacifier. This one was a little later than it should have been, but that’s our fault because we felt that it made our lives a little easier since she’s such a good sleeper while using it.
Her trip to the dentist was a wake up call. Both, the dental hygienist and the dentist knew that she either slept with a pacifier or sucked her thumb just from looking at her overbite. They said if we stop it now everything will be fine. That was enough for
us my wife to act immediately. She took the bull by the horns even though I wasn’t there the first night and it worked. This was no small task for my little girl because it’s all she’s known since she was an infant and she loved that little rubber thing more than ice cream and her animals combined, except her real doggy (I think). She associated it so much with sleeping that she named it “sleep”. If you want to know what it must be like to stop doing something that you’ve been doing for most of your life try sleeping without a pillow… forever.
The little trooper hasn’t complained at all, but is a little sad which is understandable because I can’t imagine what I’d do if someone took my security blanket away. I’m kidding, I don’t need my GI JOE with KUNG FU GRIP; I just like it.
I’m very proud of both of the double X chromosome carriers in my home. My wife chose to do this on a night that I was working even though she had to get up very early the next morning and my daughter decided that she could handle this trying situation without a single tear or complaint. I guess my boy and I should feel privileged to share a roof with two strong women that aren’t afraid of challenges. Which I’m not afraid of either, as long as I’m not inconvenienced or made to feel uncomfortable.