Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Contest - MC's "baci"




If someone could understand how much easier life would be for me, they would invent this "paci patch." I only hear the phrase, "Mommy, I need my "baci." I really NEED it!" a few hundred times a day. For those of you who don't know what a "baci" is, please see the following definition.


baci (noun) - pronounced (bah*see) - Marli Claire's pacifier. (NOTE - she cannot pronounce her p's yet!)


To be honest, if I would have taken the paci away six months ago, I wouldn't be in this mess that I've gotten myself into. MC wasn't even attached to it then. Oh but now, now, it is her best friend. And now, it is time for momma to break up this friendship. I don't really understand why she is attached to it, she doesn't even suck it, she just rolls it around on her tongue. It's actually pretty gross! There have been many stares, fingers pointed, and comments made about the "unique" way MC enjoys her "baci."


I really didn't think much about taking it away until several people started making comments to me in stores. They would start by asking how old she is. Then ask, "oh and she still has a paci?" Ok, so, I admit that I see kids in stores and think the same thing, but NEVER have I actually said those words to anyone, much less a stranger. I mean, it's not like she's 12 years old! I must have sucked my thumb until I was 12. (no comments needed here!)


Well, it's that time, we are giving the paci up. I've decided that this Saturday will be the day. We would appreciate your thoughts and prayers as Saturday is quickly approaching! So, here is the fun part, we have heard many ways that other parents have used to take "paci" away. Things such as "another baby needs it, and you are actually helping a sweet baby by giving your paci away" as they mail the paci to the new baby. Another method we have heard is poking a hole in the paci so it flattens when the child sucks it, resulting in dislike of the paci. (this method doesn't work if your child doesn't actually suck the paci!) Probably the wierdest method we have heard to date is to tell the child that a squirrel came and took the paci up in a tree. Yes, I do understand that all of these methods mentioned are deceitful, but what is a momma to do? Here is where you come in, Matthew and I are choosing the best idea left in the comments section below. What does the winner get? The pure satisfaction of helping us raise our child! So, get to posting, we need your help!


Check back Saturday to find out who wins and how effective the method is! We will have actual video footage!


We held a final photoshoot with MC's "baci," and as you can see, she is mighty proud of it!!!


If you are thinking, "is she not even going to mention the fact that she hasn't blogged since August?" This part is for you! LIFE!!! That is all I can say! But, I'm back and ready to blog! Thank you all for nagging me about being slack!

12 comments:

Dani said...

Ok, so I have heard that you should put that hot stuff on it like ppl do when kids bite their nails...or cut off almost all of the paci so that there is just enough for her to put her teeth on it ( a nub if you will). You can say that the baci came off, but you can have what is left....?

The Hudgins said...

J didnt give his up till 3, and Jax shows no signs of giving his up either. and i really dont care. and yes, my 2 year old still goes night night with a warm bottle of milk. i say, give her the thing!

and, if i recall....i remember a thumb sucking cotton ball snuggling friend i used to have....

The DeFoor Family said...

Tie it to balloons and send up to heaven or God for his safe keeping for another baby!!!

It's a Mom Thing said...

Well mc's bcc still has his paci too. And I'm going to let him have it a while longer. I get over the stares and comments. Here's an idea I heard at the mall playground- a little boy took his packs to build a bear. He got to pick out a bear, monkey, or whatever and he put his packs inside with the stuffing. I thought it was kinda weird but also kinda neat. T$ gave hers to a baby. I've also heard of attaching them to a bunch if balloons and letting them fly away.

It's a Mom Thing said...

Bff

DeAnna said...

Pacies are nothing compared to thumb suckers. Isabella was a paci sucker and I didn't do any tricks, we just took them away at 18 months, told her they were gone, she cried a couple times at bedtime but seemed to do fine. Amelia on the other hand sucked her thumb, we tried to tell her she was going to end up with teeth like the "bad lady from Snow White".... then we realized she usually sucked it only when she had her teddy bear, so just a couple months ago she was wanting a bike and we told her that she could get a bike if she stopped sucking her thumb. She found a "pinked" out bike at a yard sale she wanted, we bought it for a whopping $5, and she came up to us and handed us her teddy bear and hasn't sucked her thumb since (other than I think I have heard her a couple times in the middle of the night) So in other words, I have no great ideas, I just took the paci from Isabella, then bribed Amelia and they both seemed to work. :)

Trent and Jaci said...

I saw an episode of Super Nanny where they made a doll that held a little basket. Then told the kids that the "Paci Fairy" needed help to give pacis to other little babies that needed them. Then they let the kids put all their paci's in the basket.

w and js mommy said...

Do you know Jessica Bobbie? Well you need to read her recent blog post on this very topic. I love love love what they did! And do not fret my "pet" she is only 2yrs old ---

w and js mommy said...

http://raisingtess.blogspot.com/2010/10/bye-bye-binkie.html
here is the link to her blog

Corletta said...

Girl...I think everything about MC is cute, even her baci twirling...just saying!!! Because I'm not a momma, I can't give you great ideas, BUT...I can't wait to see what you come up with! By the way, I'm glad you're back!

Andrea said...

Can't offer any advice... I took Makenna's when she was 10 months old because her nose was stopped up and she couldn't breathe. I figured it would be easier then than later. Just curious as to what you decided to do...

I'm glad you're blogging again. :0)

lcooper said...

The first time we took one away, Nana gave it back! Then we "lost" it and it was "gone gone".