No more pacies

Today, the babies and I said “bye, bye” to the ever-faithful pacifier. Mommy cut the tip off, then gave what was left to the babies. They both put the pacies in their mouths, looked rather confused, then spit them out on the floor. After several more attempts in different positions – with no change in the pacifier – they listened as I told them that the pacies were broken and needed to be thrown away. We all marched stoically to the trash can and threw the nubs away. Well, Omi grabbed both nubs off the floor and ran to the trash can; Mac followed behind screaming for his. After Omi threw them both in the trash, we looked at them lying in the bottom and again said, “bye, bye.” Mac, still crying for his, stopped long enough to listen as I explained again how they were broken and that he was a big boy now and didn’t need it. He grinned and said, “big boy!” He seemed excited at this idea.

After lunch, it was nap time. I knew this would be the true test. They babies haven’t gotten a pacifier, except at nap time and bedtime, for several months now. Mac only cried for about 10 minutes. I went in and offered him a cup of water, and then he went right to sleep. Omi, the more stubborn of the two, has now been crying for 20 minutes with no sign of stopping.

We’ll see how the rest of the day goes. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, please feel free to leave them!

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3 Comments on “No more pacies”

  1. walt moffett Says:

    Ear plugs may help or mediation, centering prayer, and/or mentally working up the next months menus, grocery lists, to do lists, maybe catch up on your correspondence.

    You are engaged in a battle of wills which when you think about it is pretty funny.

    The kids will survive and so will you.


  2. wheeler Says:

    “Omi, the more stubborn of the two”

    huh, clearly, she takes after her momma.

    i still think we should have let them keep the pacifiers, but soaked the them in hot sauce before giving them to the babies. that would have broke the habit real quick.

  3. Hot Momma Says:


    Huh, clearly, you are delusional. As you and I both know, Omi takes after her daddy (from her stubbornness to her need for “Omi-time”).


    I never thought of it as a battle of wills, but I guess you’re right. Although, last night, after both of them had been crying for what seemed like days, it didn’t seem too funny. But they did, eventually, go to sleep, with minimal wakings throughout the night. And today, they’re at Mother’s Day Out where someone else gets to coax them into a nap without their pacy. 🙂

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