This morning Claudia started it again. “Yeh-yow, yeh-yow, yeh-yow, yeh-yow, YEH-YOW! YEH-YOW” over and over. Each time she said it she would get more and more hysterical, until finally I found our single yellow pacifier under her crib.
I decided that instead of spending most of my free time searching for the damn thing, I was going to go the store and buy more yellow pacifiers.
There was a slight problem. The Goon Squad are good for about one trip a day. We needed to go grocery shopping and I knew my grocery store doesn’t carry the kind of pacifiers that my kids use. We normally buy pacifiers at Target. So I solved the problem by going to the biggest grocery store I could think of.
Fortunately, this store did have yellow MAM pacifiers. Unfortunately they only came in two packs with a keeper. (for non-parents those are straps that clip on to a kids shirt on one end and hold the pacifier on the other end. I’ve always been too paranoid to use them after reading something bad about tethering anything to a baby).
One pack came with a yellow pacifier with a sun on it and a blue one with three rhinoceri (rhinoceros? rhinoceroses? rhinocerossess?). The other pack had a yellow one with a lion on it and a blue one with a sun on it. In the back of my mind, I’m kind of thinking there will be fights over this yellow lion pacifier, because what is cooler than a yellow lion if you are 1 1/2 years old?
Not to worry – Claudia went to bed saying “Sun, sun, sun, sun, sun, sun, sun.”
I really hope yellow is good enough when she wakes up.