Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I've got myself a thumb sucker

I knew it was coming because Kimball had his fingers in his mouth from the time he was about 3 seconds old. He has finally figured out that the thumb makes a nice binky. I listened to him smack that thumb in his mouth as I drove around on my Christmas errands yesterday. I listened to that same smacking as I was falling asleep last night. That's right, Kimball is a thumb sucker.

I was a bit worried about it at first, but after consulting Dr. Brazelton (which is the ultimate authority for Bryce because he is the author of the book that his sister Kim gave us), I'm ok with it. According to the preeminent pediatrician, thumb sucking is simply a means of consoling oneself. A baby that can console himself is much easier to take care of. And the more you tell the kid not to suck, the longer he might do it. And it's not a problem for teeth until they reach about five and the permanent teeth are coming in. Binkies fall on the floor and get lost and you have to remember to put them in the diaper bag. Thumbs are always handy (no pun intended). So, Kimball, my boy, suck on, I say, suck on.

Kimball will be forming a club for all you closet thumb suckers. Feel free to email me if you want to join.


  1. Lucky! That is one cute picture. Thanks for a great party! Love you guys!

  2. Kimball is a doll not matter what he does!



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