Y’all – I am cautiously excited. I think Lovegirl has finally stopped sucking her thumb!
I was a cocky new mother proudly proclaiming “no, my daughter does not use a pacifier.” Only to discover that she was a self-soother and preferred her thumb. Oops!
Well, my girl is almost 5 and until Tuesday night, you could almost always find her with her left thumb in her mouth – especially if she was tired, hungry, or irritated.
Tuesday night we stopped at W.algreens so I could buy some bobby pins and work on getting my crazy hair out of my face. Anyhoo, we walked in and she spotted a bottle of sparkly pink nail polish and asked if I’d buy it for her. I told her sure, and I’d be glad to paint her toenails that night. She said “Mama, I want my fingernails painted.” Well, I’d previously told her that I was not painting her little chewed up thumbnail and reminded her of that. “Mama, I want my nails painted. I’ll stop sucking my thumb.” I told her we’d give it a try. Do you know that joker hasn’t sucked her thumb since Tuesday night?
Ah, the power of a sparkly pink manicure – hope it lasts!