I can't stand a child who sucks their thumb. Don't get me wrong, a baby sucking their thumb is just utterly adorable to the point I'd like to pop with ewwy gooey love, but past the age of crawling, it becomes a gross and disgusting habit in my eyes. And for that reason, I try to encourage the pacifier with Lydia versus sucking her sweet little adorable thumb and looking all kinds of super cute while doing so.
I'm not sure whether I should go ahead and embrace the sweetness knowing that this is going to turn out badly for me. I know that one day as I reach down to grab her hand to when she is learning to walk I will be slimmed with her spit covered thumb **grimacing** or have to watch as she dribbles slobber down her hand to her wrist, arm, elbow and finally that long, shiny string that follows as the spit hits the floor **shuddering with disgust**.
Maybe I should just get it over with and cut off her thumb now instead of having to do it later when she's older, and verbal, and able to tell child welfare services that it was I, her mother, who chopped off 2 of her digits to stop a such bad habit.
But, I think she's to the point of out right mocking me.