Monday, November 14, 2011

Tot School for Audrey: Coloring & Thumb Sucking

Audrey is slowly learning how to appreciate the art of coloring…. I can’t believe she’s old enough for this.

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She loves to be around during school and is always climbing up onto the table, the desks, and couch to be a part of it.  IMG_0007

IMG_0008We are also in the process of trying to break her thumb sucking habit. We decided to try the “sock route” so far it’s kind of working. She doesn’t take the sock off, but when it’s off (when it gets too wet or dirty we will take it off) she easily reverts to sucking her thumb. And I’m not talking the “occasional” thumb suck. She’s a compulsive thumb sucker and it’s already starting to effect her teeth --- it was time to do something. IMG_0071

Though it was a surprisingly tough decision, because as much as I didn’t want her to be a 6 year old thumb sucker, I also think it’s kind of cute.

She does pretty well with it, considering. She actually willingly comes over and lifts up her hand for us to put the sock on and sometimes she even smiles and laughs about it.

If we catch her sucking her thumb (without the sock) we tell her “No, Audrey, take out your thumb.” and we make the motion, and she takes her thumb out, smiles and goes “Ahhhhhhhhh!”

The only time she seems upset about it is when she is trying to sleep.  IMG_0069 Please pray for us, that we can break this habit fast.

1 comment:

amanda said...

evaleigh loves to color as well. it's amazing how big they're getting!! evaleigh isn't a all the time thumb sucker. only at sleepy times, or if she's cuddling with us. and i'm with you...it is kind of cute. :) i may have to steal your sock idea when it gets time for us to break the habit.