Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Battle of the Paci...

... and believe me it is nothing short than a battle! First of all how many of you have ever even seen a Speech Language Pathologist's kid with a paci? How many of you have had a SLP tell you not to give your child a paci? I'm sure tons right? Well guess what... I am an SLP and my child is a paci addict.
At the beginning of the summer we began limiting the "Pa Pa" as it's so fondly called in our house. She was only allowed to have it for naps, bed, and in the car (where she usually napped). She knew to throw it back into bed when she got up. She was doing really well... and then... She got sick! As you know from previous blogs when your child is sick you will do anything to give them comfort... So back came the "Pa Pa" first it was just when she was crying or laying around... then she would start playing if she had it and of course we loved seeing that. Next thing we knew she was back to having the "Pa Pa" full time (or at least when we weren't in public). She started daycare and can't have it there except at naps. She was having a little bit of a tough time with that but she was adjusting and it was carrying over at home. Guess what happened?... Yep you got it... she's been sick this week. A viral infection that has moved to her right ear. But now instead of just having A "Pa Pa" as in 1... she has to have 2 "Pa Pa"'s at all times! She has one in and carries the other around with her. Today as she plays she keeps losing one of them. No less than 20 times since I came home from work 2 1/2 hours ago I have heard... "yewo! yewo!" or "pink! pink!" as she frantically searches for the missing pacifier! I have no idea how she is going to handle going back to school tomorrow with no "Pa Pa"... I have no idea how I'm going to handle 3 1/2 more hours until daddy comes home searching every 2 minutes for a missing "Pa Pa" At least she's working on her colors right since her pacifiers are yellow and PURPLE... gotta go she's lost the yellow one again!

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