eve is in a codependent relationship with two fingers on her left hand. it is simultaneously adorable and disgusting. she will literally pet livestock moments before shoving those things back into her mouth. but gosh she looks awfully cute.
the dentist as well as other health professionals have recommended we assist her in ending this habit. it is just SO EVE that i haven't had the heart to break her of it. i do ask her to take the fingers out from time to time but they are subconsciously re-inserted within minutes.
enter that yucky tasting nail polish my mother put on my nails to help me stop biting them. my memories of the stuff is mainly how it used to make my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches taste rancid. i've had a bottle of it on the counter for a week and just couldn't bring myself to use it until this morning.
eve hasn't sucked on her fingers all day! i wasn't sure if i believed her but i haven't seen her do it. i asked her if they tasted like a skunk and she said 'i don't know! i haven't tasted them!' so in my disbelief i licked her fingernail. HOLY MISTAKE. that stuff is just as nasty as i remembered.
so here is sweet eve doing a mime of her finger sucking to satiate her desire for now. we'll see how it goes at bedtime!