Breaking Addictions


My daughter Traci has been trying unsuccessfully for months to break my granddaughter, Jadyn, of her addiction to a pacifier. Without the pacifier there was no sleep for Jadyn or anyone within hearing range. Within seconds of getting the pacifier she was sound asleep. This pacifier was the “Ambien” of toddler world.

Yesterday I received a picture from Traci with the caption, Now we have two addicts. Now family dog, “Hootie” has the habit. But the whole affair was a miracle in disguise. Once “Hootie” got his lips on the thing, Jadyn decided to “pass” on the “pacifier.

Made me think about a lot of adults, one I see in the mirror occasionally, who still hang on to their own pacifier and what it might take to get them to give it up. Want to borrow “Hootie?”

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