Thursday, April 01, 2010

It's No Joke

Despite a very teary protest, we applied a little Mavala to Ava's right thumb this evening. Over the past 2 years she has blossomed into a full blown serial-thumb-sucker. We have tried all kind of motivational tricks of the trade but she was not buying into any of our schemes. When we once asked her why she wouldn't stop sucking her thumb her reply was, "Because I don't want to and it tastes like 'nilla (vanilla)". So there you have it.

The industrial strength, nail sucking deterent arrived by UPS today. We figured that April 1st was as good of a time as any to begin the intervention but I didn't count on how truly upset she would be. I tucked in a tearful little girl moments ago and said a silent prayer that she wouldn't cry herself to sleep tonight.

7 comments:

Anne said...

Kate Hatch is next...

Hugs!

Suzanne said...

Oh, that is tough! I hate those, "This is for your own good" moments. Good luck.

The Smiths said...

Poor baby! And poor mommy!

ABBY said...

Tough for everyone! We are going to have to do the binky bye bye in a few months and i am already dreading it. you can do it ava!

Katie C Kirkham said...

Thats the worst feeling in the world....you know its good for them but they cry anyways.

Mary said...

How's it going? Been there. Done that. Not fun.

BIGSKYBLAST said...

Carrie...I sent the comment "Poor Baby and Poor Mommy!" I wonder how it ended up under "smiths". Wierd