It's not that big of a deal.
But, the little guy still sucks his thumb.
And now he is over 3.
He is potty trained - woo hoo!
But sucking his thumb more than ever.
So, the other day he fell off of his cozy coupe (ya know the orange and yellow car you drive Flintstone style) at his nana's. Yes, his sister was driving him around on the top. No one is sure why- but it's what happened. No one was hurt, but the little guy skinned his thumb pretty bad.
On goes gauze and some band-aids.
Which thumb you might ask?
The little guy said, "Oh, it's the thumb I suck".
So, we have noticed with the band-aid on, he doesn't suck his thumb.
His thumb healed in a couple of days, but I have been putting a clean band-aid on every night so he stops sucking his thumb all together.
I figure it usually takes about 21 days to break a habit.
But he has been cranky.
Does he need to soothe himself?
Should I just let him suck his thumb until he decides to stop?
I feel bad.
Part of me wants to stop him and get it over with and another part of me feels like he needs to do it and I just leave it and him alone.
What do you think?
Please feel free to weigh in whether you have no kids or 19 kids (that's for Michelle Duggar in case she stops by my blog- hey, ya never know).
Seriously, what would you do?
End it or leave it?