Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Don't Even Think About it!

My sweet little L has an addiction.

It's her cassie (known to others as a pacifier). We recently went to the dentist and he mentioned, no TOLD me that she has to lose it. I know this. I've known this for over a year now. It's just hard. Very, very hard. L is a screamer, crier, mean-face maker gal when it comes to her cassie. We've banned cassie except at night and naptime, but occassionally cassie still finds her way back into L's mouth. Yesterday, my mom was trying to get L to lay down for a nap with the understanding that she could only have cassie if she was laying down. No sitting, no standing - only laying down. As they got quiet and comfortable, mom heard L quietly mumbling, "Don't even think about it. If you get up, no cassie!" It was like a little "pep-talk" in her head. It sounds like the ones I have in regard to Dr. Pepper. Don't even think about drinking that!

L also has some other cute sayings....

She likes to play a game called "Silence Says" - you might know it as Simon Says!

N built a cottage out of cushions this week. L says, "let's go play in Bubba's college"

The other day while playing doctor, I said, "are you dr. L?" to which she replied, "no, I'm Dr. Suess"

I LOVE the sweet voice of my 3 y.o. as she discovers more and more of the world around her. I love that she is passionate about things! I'm so thankful God gave me a daughter to love! I hope that one day L and I will have fun and enjoy being together the way I enjoy being with my mom.

My mom's mom was not able to be a very good mother and my mom missed out alot on some encouragement and unconditional love. I'm so grateful for all my mom has invested and is still investing in my life and the lives of my children!


Jenn Greeley said...

Little girls are sweet!

Jessica said...

Hey! Yeah, I think I found your blog on another Buckner Mom's site. I am loving this blog thing and connecting with other adoptive parents!!!

BTW, my almost 3 year old also has a paci addiction and we too have been told by the dentist to ditch it. She just gets hers at bed and naptime although she has been known to sneak it at other times too. I know I just need to throw them out, but with all the other battles we are choosing right now, that one just doesn't seem all that important.

On a positive note, my 6 1/2 month old won't take a paci so maybe we can avoid another addiction!!!

Becky said...

Oh my! Never had this issue with either one! Altho, what is worse...my Jman is a thumbsucker...and Agirl's latest thing.....let's just say it has to do with the nose....and then the finger in the mouth! EWWWWW! Gross! I'd almost go for using a paci instead!!
Good luck!
I bet she talks so cute just like my A!!!

QuiteContrary said...

Sweet girl! At least it's not her thumb - you can't take that away and I promise she will give it up before senior prom...probably waaaay before then.

Ladybuggin' said...

I agree with several of the other bloggers...better than thumbsucking. My sister sucked her thumb till she was 11 or 12.