so we celebrated a major milestone in our household last week. our little Tori has finally given up her thumb sucking... (everybody... WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!) this is huge for her. it had gotten to the point that it was in her mouth the majority of the day, and it was seriously starting to concern me. She had already moved one of her teeth and i was worried that she was going to have some serious speech problems. she still may need to have speech therapy once school starts but we will cross that bridge when we get to it. so how did she do it?.. you ask. well, i found this nail polish on the internet that is specifically for thumb sucking and nail biting. so i figured this would be my first line of defense. if this didn't work then i would bite the bullet and buy the thumb guard a friend of mine had gotten for her daughter. i was really hoping this would work because seriously, I'll take a $13 expense over a $75 one any day. so i waited until she had fallen asleep and then i applied a coat of this stuff to her thumb. i figured i probably wouldn't sleep very much that night, and i was totally right. she woke up the first time at about 1:30 a.m. she was crying and saying that her mouth tasted bad. we drank some water and then went back to bed. i told her that it was probably that her finger had gotten way yucky from all the sucking and yucky germs. so off to bed she went. then she got up again at about 3:15 a.m. again crying and crying saying she wouldn't be able to eat or drink anything because her mouth tasted so yucky. after drinking more water she finally asked if i would put her gloves on her hands so she would remember not to suck her thumb... poor baby. at about 6:30 she woke up and tells me, "Mommy, i've decided i'm not going to suck my thumb anymore, cause i don't like the way it tastes. It tastes YUCK." and that my friends was the end of our thumb sucking stage. much easier than i thought it would be. it worked so well on her, i'm thinking i may use it on myself so i will stop biting my nails.
so to kick off our spring break, we took the girls to see Horton Hears a Who. we loved it. it was such a cute movie, and i just love all the Seussisms that you hear in the movie.
*A person's a person, no matter how small.
*I said what I meant,
and I meant what I said.
(i think I'll be using this one a lot.)
Then of course i love:
*Today you are you
That is true-er than true.
There is no one alive
That is "YOU-er" than you!
*The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you’ll go.
*If you never did, you should!
These things are FUN and FUN is GOOD
*UNLESS someone like you cares
a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
anyway, this one will definitely be one that we get for the girls. nothing like a good movie that teaches a good lesson.
okay, i'm off to paint my cabinets. enjoy your sunday.