When I was a baby, I found comfort in my right thumb.
My mother would try and place a pacifier in my mouth, but I would spit it out and find solace in my prune-like finger.
I remember that there was nothing in the world that could make it all better… like my thumb.
When I turned 7, and my two front teeth feel out- I was told that if I kept sucking my thumb, my permanent teeth would grow in crooked.
So I stopped.
I dont know why it was so easy for me to stop, it was just the right time I guess.
Sadly for me, it was already too late. By the time you are 3, the bridge of your mouth is already effected by thumb-sucking.
I had a gap between my two front teeth that would put David Letterman to shame.
So you could imagine my surprise when Soleil was a baby and found her own solace in her thumb.
Her left thumb.
I find it fascinating that not only does she look SO much like I did as a child, she also sucks her thumb just like I did.
I know that it’s not going to be great for her teeth in the future… but I also know that there is nothing that will come between a girl and her thumb.
Now…. Neve needing to place her blankie in her mouth in order to sleep?
… no idea where that came from!!