Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Fastest Way to No Thumb Sucking

We’ve been working on trying to get Luke to stop sucking his thumb. He’s five years old now. It’s time. But he just doesn’t want to stop.

Luke hates chocolate. I jokingly threaten to dip his thumb in chocolate whenever I see him sucking his thumb.

Jack likes to be “helpful” and tattle on Luke when he sees him sucking his thumb.

We were in the car the other day and I noticed Luke sucking his thumb.

“Take it out,” I said.

He did, for as long as I could look at him while driving, which was about 0.5 seconds.

“He’s doing it again,” Jack informed me. “We’re going to put it in chocolate,” he said to Luke.

“No, but we might have to get serious and put the bad tasting stuff on it,” I said.

“What’s that?” Jack asked.

I said, “Some parents get this stuff that tastes really, really bad, and they put it on their kid’s thumb to get him to stop sucking it. And it’s not chocolate. It’s serious stuff and it tastes bad.”

Jack said, “You hear that, Luke? If you don’t stop sucking your thumb, we’re going to put salad on it.”

That ought to do it.


Mocha said...

Salad is worse than chocolate. Is that what the world is coming to???

What a funny thing for him to say.

Anonymous said...

Boy, what is the world coming to? ;) Is broccoli next? LOL!

Texasholly said...

That made me laugh. OMG. The dreaded salad.

Valerie Roberson said...

Kids and vegetables. Too funny!!

Bri said...

I completely agree! Salad!!! Too funny!

Treasia Stepp said...

How cute is this post. LOL.

Anonymous said...


Salad! Boys..they are something else!

ambergail77 said...

That is funny. My kids are dorks and they love salad. It is a good thing they are not thumb suckers or else I wouls have to put cheesburgers on their thumbs. I would however love to have my thumb dipped in chocolate.

Lisa said...

Oh that is funny. But it IS a good idea... THink of all of the extra vitamins he'd get!

louann said...

LOL! Salad!? My eldest loved his thumb too. he stopped when he was 4.

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Wonderful! I can SO HEAR this exact conversation between my kids with Grant being the thumbsucker and Gavin being the tattler, only Grant likes chocolate, so it would have to be another empty threat.


Kling6 said...

My youngest son has a problem with hair twirling. It's gotten so bad he actually has a little bald spot in the back of his head. Do you think salad would work for that, too? Ha.

Anonymous said...

Try going to This glove helps my child so much and now he asks to suck. So you never know... try it!