Thursday, March 5, 2009

Abracadabra ~ Poof!

The other night Jason and I realized we are doomed. We better hope and pray now Jacob never gets into drugs. If he does we will NEVER find his secret stash.

That night, we searched for 2 hours straight for even one of his 4 missing paci's. Searching with flashlights we looked in every nook and corner, of the house. I did find 2 which had been lost eons ago, but none of the original 4.

Why the need for so many Pacifiers you ask? If your asking I'm assuming your child is not a paci sucker. If they were, you would understand the need for so many. I've had plenty of sleepless nights looking for a paci's, he has either spit or thrown across the room. I've been half asleep crawling on the floor in the dark, searching for paci's. Searching his covers, in between the cracks of the crib, all over, all night.Trust me, we NEED 5 paci's! My brilliant idea? I'll buy lots of paci's, and every night I'll put them all around his head. This way he is surely to find one of them, if he wakes up. And Ta-da it worked!! There was only one draw back to my master plan. Now he is not only addicted to one paci but 5! Every morning we have to carry ALL of them, for about an hour. Taking turns sucking each one. From there they go up to the cabinet, until bedtime. ( My new rules since the missing incident)

The day after the missing 4~
All paci's that morning went to the cabinet, per the new rule. Except the missing ones of course! Which made their way one by one, as I found Jacob sucking on them. Where did he find them? I still have no idea? All I know is the little Houdini, could have saved us a whole lot of headache, if he had been awake.

When should he give up the paci(s)? Dr.'s say sucking needs end after 6 months. Other people argue over the dental issues and appearance. Blah blah blah...
Personally I don't care about what the statistics are or everyone's opinions.
Right now I'm thinking, the Easter Bunny's little bunnies may need them, so we may shoot for that!


  1. ohhh, we are going through the same thing in this house. I tried the infamous "cut the tip off and tell him it's broken" umm, that doesn't work. He just kept angrily chewing away on it since the sucking effect was gone. After many many screaming fits for wanting a binky that actually sucked, we caved. My life is sleepless enough with a newborn.

  2. I was very fortunate the Bree was never a paci sucker. Even when she was a tiny baby, she never had any interest in them. Our problems are with sippy cups & juice. If I don't send her to bed with's not good...and God forbid the juice run out before she's able to go to sleep. I know I'm not supposed to send her to bed with juice, but I have cutting it with water...and adding more water than juice every night. Before she knows it, she'll be sucking down water at bed time =)

  3. LOL That is so funny. My oldest hid a remote when he was 12 months old. We found it over a year later in the back of my Dad's pan cabinet, inside of the broiler.

  4. I completely understand. My parents still tell stories to this day (I am now 25) about how I used to wear overalls as a kid and I had a pacifier in every single pocket plus one in my mouth. For whatever reason one pacifier just isn't enough. Good luck with your Easter goal!

  5. I second what you say about people, dentists, and dr's about all that.... blah blah blah is right. You know what, you just do what you gota do and to heck with everyone else!! Just use your better judgement, and hey if that's what makes the little guy happy, just let him have the paci's! He'll get tired of them soon enough!

  6. We were lucky with our 4 kids. None of them took a paci. We didn't realize how lucky we were until after they were old enough to drink from sippys. I have seen paci addicted kids. :)

    This was funny.

  7. He's just too stinkin' cute! :o)

  8. My Nick has a pacifier until he was three. Sometimes sucking two at once (that was attractive). I had hundreds...hell without one to be found. He was destined to get braces by inheritance...the pacifier didn't do a thing to make it worse. He didn't have bucked teeth and he doesn't talk funny. Now straws on the other ex only had our then 4-year old drink out of them. Her tongue is constantly sticking out, she talks funny and had to wear a horrible contraption that stabbed her tongue if she stuck it out (didn't work). Stay away from straws.

  9. Daughter was living in Florida, came to visit us in Oregon, leaving all the "binky's" in Florida. they were here for 2 weeks. While here Daddy (still in Florida) found and threw out all Binky's. That was the best break. Two weeks with Nana & Grandpa to reinforce the "no binky's in our house"

  10. I tried so hard to get all my babies to suck on those little suckers - NO LUCK!!!


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