Sugarbaby likes to play this little game where she puts the handle part of her pacifier in my mouth and the business end in her mouth. We look something like Lady and the Tramp in their infamous spaghetti dog smooching scene.
She thinks this is hilarious. I tolerate this because it makes her laugh and something about being face to face with her makes me giggle too.
And here is where I step up on my soapbox about the use of pacifiers. To each his or her own I say. If pacifiers work for you and your family, then use them. If you never had a need for them, that's awesome but leave your opinions about other people's children and their pacis at home. The only person excluded from this is Supergrandma. She's allowed to mess with my children all she wants cause well....ya know, she's their grandma.
But you, random person in the store? I don't need your observation that she doesn't need that paci. I also don't need you to yank it out of her mouth in a playful way, causing her to scream. Playing keepaway with a 17 month old is not in your best interest. I'm tempted to kick you in the balls so you scream in the same manner she is.
Pacis worked for us. The Monster had his and it was the only way he would sleep through the night. It took me until he was nearly three to break him of it. I'll admit that went on a little long. Cashman was done with his by the time he was Sugarbaby's current age. But I don't see Sugarbaby giving her paci up voluntarily any time soon. Pacifiers are toddler Valium. Leave me and my daughter's prescription medication alone.