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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Out of the Mouths of Babes

...fly evil rejected binkies.

In the old days (at the ICN), Sharon and I and pretty much every other member of the Hallie Rose fan club marvelled at how much Hallie loved her binky. She was a veritable Maggie Simpson: she'd suck suck suck, and the binky would go in-out, in-out, in-out in the most hilarious, cartoon-like way.

Oh, how the times change. Now we can't do anything to get her to take her binky. Never mind that we invest hours and hours in color coordinating the binky and binky holder to her outfits (trust me, it's awful on Queen Street when the pink binky leash goes a-missing). Never mind that the kid has dozens of binkies, each in little containers or pouches so that they are clean and fresh. And never mind that I just bought her the cutest binky purse that we can loop to her jeans' belt loops for a seriously sophisticated baby fashion statement:

No, Hallie won't take her binky anymore. Why not, you might ask? Because binkies--like bottles--mean one thing and one thing only....SLEEP. And Hallie hates to sleep, particularly during the day when she might miss some sort of activity (like her moms pulling out their hair trying to get her to go to sleep and yawning from constant exhaustion). The other day, Sharon tried to get Hallie to nap by putting her into her crib to watch her mobile. She snuck the pacifier in her mouth, hoping that it might do the trick, seal the deal, and calm the child down into a brilliantly somniferous state that would last, say, anything over ten minutes. Sharon sat down in the glider to contemplate getting something done when, out of the corner of her eye, she saw a flying object sailing out of the crib and across the room.

It was the binky, of course.

So, as it turns out, Hallie wins (again). She may never take to taking her binky again, but at least she'll be ready for the Phillies' spring opener in a couple of weeks.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know this is little comfort, but it is supposed to be better for her teeth not to use a pacifier. Also, this is horribly embarassing, but I was not allowed a "binky" after a certain age so I developed the habit of making the sucking gesture (and noise) in my sleep.

23wktwins'mommy said...

Haha...Hallie is too funny! Serena is OBSESSED with her binki. Neither her nor Champ will take any other binki besides the grossly-awful, too big, trademark green binkis from the NICUs....we were warned of this. Not for the same reason, but no cute matching binkis and binki leashes for us either :(

The Guinn Triplets said...

Lauren was the EXACT same way! The first day they gave her a paci in the NICU it became her best friend and she ALWAYS had to have it. Then, it seems like it was overnight, when she was about 5 months old, that all of the sudden she wouldn't take it any longer. We also feel that she realized it made her fall asleep which is the main reason she ditched it.

She, too, had all of the cute paci gear (including the paci purse that Hallie has) but they sit unused on a shelf in her closet.

On the other hand, Lathan, who never really cared one way or the other about paci's is all of the sudden addicted to his. Lauren and Logan will pull it out of his mouth but neither one want one of their own. Lathan's hit the jackpot though because he now has all of the paci's in the house to himself. I must admit that there have been many occasions when Lauren's pink paci was the only one we could find for him!

Anyway, this post was just too funny for me, I could have written the exact same thing!