SteelyKid has used a pacifier from very shortly after she was born. We’ve been slowly working her off it– she’s stopped taking it to day care, or using it other than at bedtime or in the car– but she’s resisted giving it up entirely.
since she’s now a great big three-year old, we decided it was time to ditch the pacifier completely. For help in this, we turned to her favorite tv show: MythBusters:
In that clip, Adam and Jamie investigate how difficult it is to take candy from a baby. This, predictably enough, results in a bunch of unhappy babies. SteelyKid has watched this clip a lot, so we suggested a while back that when she was ready to give up the pacifier, we would mail them to the MythBusters to give to the babies who had their candy taken away.
So, this morning, we dropped all of her pacifiers into a Priority Mail envelope, and stuck it in the mailbox, along with a letter(*). She took it pretty well this morning, but the real test will be tonight at bedtime when she doesn’t get the pacifier as expected…
(*- After she left, I took the big envelope back out of the mailbox, because, really, we don’t think Adam and Jamie need any more weird stuff in the mail than they already get. We did send the letter, though, on the off chance that anyone there will get it and be amused.)