Okay or Not Okay: The Suri Cruise pacifier edition34 VIPs have spoken »
I like polls and I like to know when I’m the only one in the room who thinks something is definitely not okay. And, since I’m a nosy mother, I decided I would periodically poll you fine folks.
It’s easy to play and there’s just one rule: you can only answer okay or not okay. That’s it. Now that we all know the parameters, let’s get to it.
Suri Cruise and the pacifier seen ’round the world
Today I just have to ask about Suri and her pacifier. You’ve seen the picture, right?
Girlfriend’s traipsing about town with her teddy bear while munching on a pacifier. I’m pretty sure I ran across this photo yesterday at Us Magazine — my go-to site for news — so when I heard the morning DJ utter the name Suri Cruise while driving to school I knew exactly what he was going to talk about.
Here’s one more bit of information to help you decide: Suri will turn five next month.
My vote is not okay.
Even my 10-year-old and my 8-year-old thought she was too old for a pacifier.
Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I must tell you that my 8-year-old and my 5-year-old are thumb suckers.
That. Drives. Me. In. Sane.
That’s one thing I would go back and change in a heartbeat. I seriously wish I had worked a pacifier into both of those kids’ mouths. I did give it a half-hearted effort with all three of them and none of them took to it. And, obviously, I did not push it.
As you probably know, the best feature of a pacifier is the fact that you can take it away. Unfortunately, you cannot take a thumb or a hand away.
So photos of my two kids sucking their thumbs would be plastered all over the internet if I were a celebrity. I’m sure we would be featured on CBS’ website under the Eye on Parenting section, too.
Thank God I’m not a celebrity.