Monday, February 21, 2011

a farewell to soo-soos.

All indicators pointed to operation "get rid of the damn soo-soos already" being a hugely challenging endeavor. Rumblings of the "soo-soo fairy" coming to give Cam's soo-soos to a baby in need were met with "NO! I'm NOT a big girl!!". We decided to choose our battles carefully and the battle of soo-soo ridge was relegated to another day at some point in the future. Yesterday afternoon was "the future".
Cam, who has had the same nasty bug as the rest of us, has also inherited my sensitive skin.  The combination of a constantly running nose and the soo-soo being pressed against her face has given her a terrible rash around her mouth.  Yesterday it was particularly bad and I thought to myself "enough already".  I sneakily gathered up all of the soo-soos in the house and put them away.  Oddly enough, she didn't ask for a soo-soo for the rest of the day, not even at bed time.  This morning she looked up at the shelf where her soo-soo collection used to reside and asked me where all her soo-soos went.  I told her "we're all done with soo-soos, the soo-soos have gone away".  Cam looked at me and nodded and said "yes, I'm a big girl".  And it was that easy.  Go figure.


  1. Yay for Cam! She really is such a big girl now!!!

    Ronan is addicted to his soothers. We were close to getting rid of them before Christmas and then he got sick and we laid off. Now, he carries one in each hand and one in his mouth!! He's brutal!!! When Charlotte was Cam's age we lost hers before nap time and she cried herself to sleep. When she woke up, she wasn't interested anymore. Easy peasy. This one is going to be more of a challenge though.

  2. Max never took a pacifier, so this was totally new for us.

    Now, all I need to do is break her of these nudist tendencies...

  3. I adore the photo of her with her feet on the table...just kickin' back, man...just kickin' back.

  4. @des she thinks she runs the place...