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Monday, December 29, 2008

Customer Satisfaction is Dropping

Baby was particularly upset. She didn't want to eat, didn't need a clean diaper, didn't want to cuddle and certainly didn't want to sleep. What she needed was her binky (her pacifier, for you non-parental types). Alas, it was nowhere to be found! As I looked, she was more and more frustrated with me, her cries growing louder and her face getting redder.

Finally, I found it. The Boy had claimed the binky to use on one of his stuffed animals. But once I gave it to Baby, she continued to grunt and growl her dissatisfaction at me, even as she sucked away on the thing. It was kinda funny, getting yelled at through a pacifier.

Items for today:
1) Get more pacifiers.
2) Explain to the Boy about how toys do not need binkies.
3) Contemplate keeping spare binkies out of reach of small children.

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I think a lack of binkies are responsible for a lot of problems in the world. Global warming, for instance.

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Binkie babies are the best!!

Kristin said...

Those binkies are sneaky. Mine would only take the binkie that they gave him in the NICU. I had to go buy the binkies from the hospital when he lost them.

Kelly said...

I wish mine was a binkie sucker and not a thumb sucker. I can't cut off the thumb and throw it away:(

Tim and Angie said...

I haven't had a binkie sucker, so I haven't had to search for them. I'm sure this next one is going to break all of my previous "baby rules" though. It sounds like the boy has been very helpful with the new baby. I'm really scared for the adjustment to 3. Are you telling me it is as hard as I think it is going to be?!?

Amanda said...

buy a ton and give some to the boy to use on his toys:)

Jessica said...

When my brothers were little, my mom used to pay us a quarter for every binky we could find-often mixed in with the toys, stuck in the cracks of the crib. It was like a treasure hunt!

Popcorn House said...

You are just so funny. I wish we were closer. I need more humor in my life. Miss you guys!!!

Jessica G. said...

Jessica -Love the idea of a binkie treasure hunt! But would he then steal the binkie, only to present it later and demand a reward? Sounds more like hostage negotiation. :)

Jason said...

Benedryl is heavenly stuff. Just dip that Binky in that bubble gum flavored bliss and then,...well, so much for my parenting...

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

I was just thinking about you today. How are you holding up? This is a hard time of year, especially when you have a new baby and other little ones.
Stay strong! Things do get better!

Jillybean said...

I never had this problem because my kids would NEVER take a binkie!
They just preferred screaming.

Jan said...

You lucky momma. I always wanted a binkie baby. Sounds like telatubbies right then. Yikes.

Happy New Year Jessica.

ramsam said...

My babies only liked binkies for a few months, then they were done with it. But yes, stuffed animals do not need binkies AT ALL!

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