The Pacifier Conundrum
The conundrum is not whether to use a pacifier. Since the day Baby Zachary was born we have been very much pro pacifier. We would use a muzzle if was socially and medically acceptable. The conundrum is what has been happening to all our pacifiers. Baby Zachary uses pacifiers mostly when going to sleep. We put one in his mouth when he is first going to sleep and, when he wakes up occasionally during the night, we put the pacifier back in his mouth which usually gets him to fall right back to sleep. I usually leave a few pacifiers in Zachary’s crib at night so I can easily find them at night in the dark. Now that he is a bit older, he can also place the pacifier back in his mouth himself so I also like to keep a couple of pacifiers scattered throughout the crib so that he can find them at night. The problem has been that the pacifiers have been disappearing at an alarming rate. We even bought more pacifiers but those too started disappearing. While Zachary has a tendency to throw the pacifiers out of the crib that did not explain their disappearance as we have been scouring his floor and could only come up with two logical explanations: 1) Zachary has been eating the pacifiers; or 2) A black hole has formed somewhere in Zachary’s room. Last night, our pacifier supply was running dangerously low and I was frankly losing it, until I made an amazing Columbus-like discovery. The lost pacifiers had become lodged, suspended in the air, between Zachary’s crib and the wall. I found FIVE PACIFIERS lodged there. I felt like I had won some bizarre lottery. Zachary, you will have to think of a new hiding place for your pacifiers because we are on to you.