In the beginning….
There was a little girl
Who had a few brown curls
Right on the back of her head.
She stared with deep brown eyes
And always could mesmerize
The family who danced around her bed.
In was truly a matter of weeks before this sweet little thing learned to sooth herself, much to her Mommy and Daddy’s pleasure. At 6 weeks, she slept through the night.
Why? Because she had found her thumb.
And she loves that thumb. It gets cracked and dry in the winter. It wrinkles like a digit that has spent the day in the pool. It comforts. It heals.
And, now, she has to let it go….so says the dentist.
Her baby teeth have already moved, but we have to prevent the moving of her permanent teeth (or endure an eternity in braces – and some seriously messed up teeth in the mean time)
But this is NOT an easy process. The thumb sucking is a part of who she is…..
She sucks her thumb when she is hurt, when she is tired, when she is crabby, when she snuggles, when we read books and when she goes to sleep.
And now, we are trying to break that habit. I say ‘we’ as though I can take any credit for it at all! Oh…and my sweet girl is trying so hard. She really doesn’t want to quit, but she is working at it. And she is making me so proud….
You keep at it baby girl! I know you can do it!