The Daughter Chronicles

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Great Debate

No, it's not whether we should withdraw from Iraq. No, it's not whether we should teach creationism in biology class and subvert all science and allow the fundamentalists to make our children ignorant.¹ No, it's not whether the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade. I'm talking about The Greatest Debate Of Our Time!!!!!

I'm speaking, of course, of what should the baby suck on: thumb or pacifier? Oh, the humanity! Oh, the horror! Norah wants to suck on her thumb. We've started her on solid foods and she's getting hungrier and hungrier. So she chews on her hand and sucks her thumb. I don't want her to suck her thumb. I give her a sucky and she digs that, but it often falls out. She doesn't have fine motor skills yet, so she starts sucking her thumb again. She likes the pacifier, but can't keep it in her mouth long enough. What to do? What to do?????

Why don't I want her to suck her thumb? I don't know. It's pretty much the same thing as sucking on a pacifier. But it bugs me. So I hope she learns to keep the sucky in her mouth. But the debate continues!

¹ Gee, can you tell where I stand on that particular topic?


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