Friday, June 13, 2008
This may be much harder than I thought it would be. Back before Katie got so sick, we were making good progress toward weening her from her pacifier. But when she was so sick and hard to comfort, we let her have her pacifier more often because she was so miserable. Ever since then, she's been very possessive about it.
This morning, we went to take Sarah to her orchestra camp, and Katie accidentally left her pacifier at home. So, for most of the car ride there and back, she was yelling for her pacifier. I kept telling her that she left it at home and that she couldn't have it until we got back.
Katie has a habit of stating who is home when we pull into the driveway. Like if she sees Phil's truck parked in the driveway, she'll yell, "Daddy's home!" Well, this morning when we pulled into the driveway, she yelled, "Pacifier's home!"
Then, when we went inside and she was able to locate her pacifier, she actually gave it a huge hug and cradled it like a baby for a few seconds before she put it into her mouth. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw her do that. It was so cute, yet so discouraging, all at the same time.
Yep. Breaking Katie's pacifier habit is definitely going to be harder than I thought.