It all started here, at 3 1/2 months, she officially became a thumb sucker.This is a few days later, we knew it wasn't going away for a long time.Soon after discovering her thumb, she also always had to have something soft and warm, something cuddly to keep her cozy. In the beginning any blanket, burp cloth, even dishrag would do. But at nine months Daddy used the one blanket and she would have nothing to do with anything else, it had to be "Sodee."
Soon the three were inseparable -- Kendall, thumb, and Sodee (later to be known a "Cozy"). While one thumb was being suckled the other had Cozy between it and the attached pointer finger, rubbing the softness of Cozy's material. Feeling the fibers between her fingernails while the rest of the world and it's worries melted away. One time she even told Gramma, when Cozy was left at home and Gramma was desperately trying to find something to suffice, "It needs to be as soft as Cozy. Cozy is a sixty-six and it needs to be that soft." She ended up settling for a faux-suede-like button-up shirt of Grandmas. It was close enough.We had made a few comments here and there about it being time to separate the trio but never really enforced anything. The latest attempt was bribery. She could pick out anything at Target (that could get me to do almost anything) and it seemed to motivate her for a bit. Until...Dun.dun.duuuuun...we lost Cozy! Oh, we had lost cozy before but it always turned up with a good thorough search. We even left it in Idaho! And had it overnighted home. Not this time. Where could it be?? For two days the search team, well, searched. We hadn't gone anywhere, it had to be at home! And for two nights, no Cozy and no thumb. The thumb just wasn't as good if Cozy wasn't there with it. Then, finally, on the third day EUREKA! We found Cozy! Wedged between the side of her bed and the wall and the comforter. Cozy had returned! But the funny thing is the thumb didn't!! Who knew all we had to do was lose the blanket? The trio is now a duo. And I have a feeling the duo is here to stay for a very long time.