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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  1. Geez! Wish addictions COULD be broken that easily! Made me laugh… and you’re right, we do hold on to our addictions far too long. Too many excuses too.

  2. Oh that is a hoot!! way to go hootie 🙂 as a matter of fact, I could use hootie to break an addiction of mine…..

  3. We have been trying to get the binky (pacifier) from my grandson, Gavin. I printed out the pictures of the dog with the binky in it’s mouth to show him. He ran around holding the picture saying ohhh biky biky biky. The same begging he used when he wants it…. Don’t think he cared that a dog would use it. Some addictions take more to break tan others… Thanks for the great blog.

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