It came to my attention not too long ago that Oliver was no longer sucking his thumb. I didn’t think much of it, and I just assumed my low-key approach (i.e., ignore and hope it goes away) had worked.
Tonight, I thought to ask him if he really didn’t suck his thumb anymore, and if so, why not?
“Remember right before our country’s birthday, the glow-stick broke on my hand? That’s why.”
So, kind of neurotic, but pretty smart, I think. Hey, whatever works! I think I might market glow-stick liquid as a thumb-sucking deterrent.