A few weeks ago she got sick and she's started that rotten habit all over again. The worst part is that what worked before, isn't working now. She can rip that strip faster than I can eat a box of girlscout cookies (and that's fast!) The more I pay attention to it and ask her not to, the more she does it. It's making me insane (so THAT's what happened to me!)!!! Anywho...
Some things I have discovered...****NEWSFLASH!****
It's impossible to suck your thumb when your hands are busy.
It's pretty easy to suck your thumb when watching tv.
It's pretty hard to suck your thumb while holding a book.
It's pretty easy to suck your thumb while laying in bed.
If Kenz asks me for something and I am busy, thumb goes into mouth while waiting for me to be not busy.
If Kenz asks me for something and I respond quickly, no thumb...
So I think I am going to say no tv in our home for the next 3 weeks while we break this rotten habit.
The only REAL problem with all of that is that I enjoy Kenzington watching Dora, Team Umizumi, etc. almost as much as she does, and I have never ever ever been the momma that entertains all day long! But I am sure that if I can find just the right things to keep her hands busy and keep her entertaining herself, we'll make it through this. I think we will make ublich (slime!) tomorrow (recipe below)as #1 it has the ability to entertain my girl for hours and #2 it makes her hands taste gross!
Wish us luck! We're going to need it!
1/4 cup White Glue
1 1/4 cup Water, divided
1 tbsp. Borax - found in the laundry detergent aisle of your grocery store
Borax is available in the laundry section of your local grocery store. Add 1 tbsp. Borax to one cup of warm water. Stir until completely dissolved.
Make a 50% water 50% white glue solution by taking 1/4 cup of each and mix thoroughly.
In a ziploc bag, add equal parts of the borax solution to equal parts of the glue solution. (Half cup of each will make a cup of slime.)
Add a couple drops of food coloring. Seal bag and knead the mixture.
If slime is too sticky, add a little more borax. If slime is too slippery, add a little more white glue solution.