I have two thumb suckers. Well, I take that back. I only have one now, but my daughter didn’t give it up until she was 7. And that felt like an eternity. I kept having nightmares of her walking down the aisle and me, hollering from the front row, “Allegra, take that thumb out your mouth!”
But Malachi is nearing the age of 8 and he hasn’t even remotely been successful at breaking the habit. And now his two front teeth are growing in kind of funky and it’s making we sweat.
And sweat’s not pretty on me.
Today I was on my way to the store and I heard a radio interview and Mandisa was on. (Oh Cindy, forgive me if you didn’t already know this.)
And beautiful, glowing Mandisa fessed up that until 8 years ago, she was still sucking her thumb.
Have you ever been around a thumb sucker? They smell like spit. Their thumbs are dried and cracked. It’s not very pretty. So the fact that this gorgeous woman still sucked her thumb until she was around 16 did little for my hopes.
I’m not real fond of the thought of taking Malachi’s graduation picture with his thumb in his mouth.
And a boy is just different. I can’t ply him with pretty fingernail polish or trips to get manicures as incentive. So, what in the world can I do to get this boy to keep his thumb out of his mouth.
Any help out there, bloggy ones?