Our 2 year old daughter, Abby, is something. She's busier than all our other kids combined and she has a LOT going on in that head of hers. We're eager to see what God has in store for her, if she hasn't worn us out in the meantime.
She is the first of our kids to take a Nuk or a passie or a Bopee or whatever it is called around your place. All the others siblings were thumb suckers. And so, after five kids, we find ourselves in uncharted territory...how to get rid of the Nuk?
We've been given advice; we've done some reading; we've thought about it. We decided to cut small holes in the 2 remaining Nuks. The thought goes that they won't suck the same and we'll keep cutting the holes a tad bigger every few days until she just doesn't want them anymore.
I cut the holes a few nights ago. I cut one way too big apparently.
That night, Abby was put into bed with the new and improved Nukkie. She immediately said, "Need other Nukkie, please. This Nukkie not working." Yes, she can talk like that. She was told that this was the Nuk she had for tonight so she should go to sleep. Upon hearing this she "Humphed" and rolled over.
After about 10 minutes, she was crying "I need a new Nukkie, please," over and over. She was told "No," and stopped crying for a bit.
After about 15 minutes of more calling and crying, I went in with the other Nukkie (the one with the smaller hole). When she saw it, she said, "Oh, thanks Mom. Here you take the broken Nukkie. You fix it with some duct tape, OK?"
Is the knowledge that duct tape will fix anything common from the womb?