The Dummy Diaries

The Dummy Diaries

Lulu Loves and Loses

Lulu has a dummy, well she has lots of dummies hidden in various locations around the house.  Lulu loves her dummy but now it is time for it to leave her.  This has been on my mind for a few months now, how do we remove the dummy?  The other two didn't have dummies so I am a complete novice at this particular conundrum, I've heard all sorts of dummy stories in the past few months but I was finding it hard to put anything into action.  And then it happened...

...We were out having dinner with friends after school (at our favourite child friendly canal cafe) when Lulu got over excited at seeing the ducks and threw her dummy into the canal.  My first thought at seeing the dummy bob alongside the duck was 'oh how cute she must really like the ducks' but this was proceeded quickly by what I can only describe as utter panic - How was I going to get it back? A vision of the twenty minute car drive home with a screaming toddler must have left me peaky as my friend quickly offered to drive to the nearest shop to replace it! (I must admit it was more rational than the initial idea that came to me which involved climbing over the fence and fishing it out!) Luckily I remembered I had a spare in my bag, but really? It got me thinking 'enough is enough' so I have sliced little holes in her dummies that so far appear to have removed all the pleasure they hold.  I must say it nearly broke my heart to see her looking at first miffed and then just plain fed up when she realised something was amiss with her beloved 'dut duts' but so far so good...We will see.


Here you go duckie...(yes it's there bobbing away)


'ooww dut dut'

'Yes Lulu dut dut is gone...'

Bye for now.xx

*Update 12/6/11: It worked! Lulu carried her cut up dummies around with her for a little while after but has since been dummy free - hooray! (now for the potty...)

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Comments (2)

  • James


    02 April 2011 at 00:08 |
    The duck looks pretty upset too. I think it was hoping for bread.
    • Lululoves


      09 May 2011 at 10:47 |
      Poor duck!