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Yo, what's up with all the pre-school and kindergarteners with the pacifiers still stuck in their mouths?

I'm going through a veritable ton of Facebook photo updates from friends who took their kids-or-nieces/nephews-or-Godchildren trick or treating over the weekend.

A plethora of 3-4-5 year old Firemen, Pirates, and Tinkerbells, all grinning with a plastic pumpkin full of enough refined sugar to keep them hyper for a week. All with a paci stuck in their mouths. This is not okay, new parents of my generation. If your child is old enough to walk and talk upon its own accord, it's old enough to leave the paci at home. Especially on Halloween. Your mouth should be full of candy, kid, not a rubber nipple.

Maybe I just never noticed before, but this seems to be a newish trend- kids being babied past the time when they are actually babies. I went out to eat with a friend and her 4 year old a few weeks ago, and the kid had a paci in his mouth the whole time- while talking, while eating, while playing with the salt and pepper shakers on the Formica table. By the end of the meal, he had the most disgusting ring of drool/chewed food/detritus around his mouth I've ever seen. GROSS.

TAKE THE PACI OUT, PEOPLE. TAKE IT OUT! and don't start with me about how "each kid is different" and "I don't understand about security items". I sucked my thumb until I hit puberty. I just knew not to do it in public. I'm not saying take it out forever. Just reserve it for "at home" time. Because a 5 year old trick or treating with a paci is just weird.



I AM TOO BIG FOR THIS!
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