so......elizabeth gave up the pacifier when she was like 18 months old......as far as you know. in the darker reaches of our home we've been secretly allowing gratuitous pacifier use during night time and naps. there, it's out. judge me, i deserve it.
i was brushing her teeth the other night and noticed there's a big gap between her top and bottom teeth. i decided then and there that the pacifier was to be no more. let's just say sleep times have been less than pleasant since the buck-teeth inducer was removed. we're now doing that thing every parent does when they feel nap time slipping through their desperate little fingers. nap time is now called "quiet time" in hopes that she'll just play in there nicely and fall asleep when she's not paying attention. the first half hour of it is spent with our sweet formerly sleep-embracing child throwing things around her room and screaming like she's possessed by the devil, and the second half hour she quiets down and just makes a big mess in there.
oh well. even now, i can hear her in there...singing happy birthday to curious george.....not sleeping. maybe tomorrow.