This is Baby Girl's most prized possession. It's gross. She can't sleep without it. Months ago, she chewed off the hands. Now the feet are following. When she chews it, she makes a moaning noise that almost sounds like she's in pain. (Maybe it's really the doll moaning???) My father is appalled by its appearance. He has threatened to throw it away. "Are you going to come over and comfort her late at night when she's crying for it to go to sleep?" I ask. As disgusting as it is, I really don't want to take it away from her. But I will not let her take it out in public.
Part of me wonders if I took away the pacifier too young. Would have she gone through this cannibalism stage if she still had a pacifier to suck on? I found a binky in a cupboard and really considered giving it back. But do I want to go through that horrible process again of taking it from her? Absolutely not!
Let's hope Mrs. Dahmer didn't go through something like this with her young son, Jeffy. Oh well, she probably thought, he'll grow out of it soon enough!