Thursday, July 24, 2008

How Can I Say No To This?

OK, yes, I do remember that Thumbelina sucked her thumb until she was almost 8. But look at him! It is so adorable.

I know that it is easier to take away a pacifier than a thumb, but... did you see how sweet he looks? And so content, too.

I love this sweet boy.

And his thumbsucking addiction.

It's not like he's going to go off to college still sucking his thumb, right?



Right?

9 comments:

cari said...

Too cute! I don't blame you.

Chelle! said...

Oh my goodness!! He is so adorable!!!

Teachinfourth said...

Hmmm...yeah, kids without thumbs will never be able to hitchhike later in life when you'd like to get rid of them...(you know, at about age 32 when they're still living in your basement).

Stephenie said...

My happiest baby was a finger-sucker. HE is cute!

Rebecca said...

How can a mother say no to ANYTHING a cute little 2-month-old wants?! I certainly can't! There's plenty of time for saying no later.

annette said...

It's a pacifier that you don't have to get up in the middle of the night to find because your baby woke up and can't fall back to sleep w/o it! (Been there done that.)

Gerb said...

cari-
Thanks, and I totally agree on the "Too cute". He really is.

chelle!-
You should see his sweet smile. I am one lucky mom.

tchn5th-
I'd probably still sneak in on him while he was asleep and think, "What an angel." Waking hours, however, would be another story.

steph-
Is she still a finger-sucker? That's my only concern with Baby O.

rebecca-
I would love to use your ideas for getting rid of the pacifier, though. If it were to come to that. So far, he's still a thumb-sucker.

annette-
So true! I love listening to him contentedly sucking away on his thumb before he can't stand it any longer and starts to fuss.

Shellie said...

Right!!! They may suck their thumb or a pacifier till they are 11 but I have yet to see anyone much older than that do it, and they are much more relaxed if you let them suck!!

Julie said...

Right. He'll suck it at night in the dorm under the covers.

(ha ha)

He is SOOOooooooooo adorable!! I could just eat those cheeks (sigh). And you're right: our families do make some dang cute babies.

I almost wish my kids would have been thumb suckers, but no such luck. Binky boys (and girl) are mine. (By the way, I discovered J--'s first tooth today! What a shock!)