Originally Posted by salt_phoenix
Do share your new playa names!!! I started as phoenix, then salt phoenix, then gypsy laSal: duchess of seabase, NOW? I'm liking Gypsy laSal: Migrant Bohemian.
Such a mouthful.
Here's a biter tho; NO ONE under 21 this year... 'cept babes in arms... Ember gets to go, but my other two do not... BUMMER!!! They would have SO MUCH FUN!
I cannot imagine a rule forbidding anyone under 21 save babes in arms; Certainly not at Four Quarters. The Land kind of demands that children be safe. It's really weird, but I heard more than one person say that it was the most family-friendly burn they'd ever attended, and where the heck were all the kids? (There were very few-- the regulars, the children of staffers, and of course the little girl who lives there and with whom my son is in love
Ah, the playa names. So funny, because Scratch (the man who gave me the first one) called it a playa name, to which I responded, "How can I have a playa name when I've never been to the playa?!"
In any case... I was Hickey.
Hickey Shortlegs. Someone else called me Pollack (as in Jackson) but that didn't really stick, and Jack in the Green decided that I was The Black Widow. I'm sure that you can imagine a great many stories surrounding these names, all of which I most assuredly earned.
It was Hickey Shortlegs, though. She was something else.
She's asleep now, and she's going to stay that way for a looooooooong time.
Originally Posted by firecat
anyone else have a thumb-sucker on their hands? jackson loves to suck his thumb
Bear is a bit of a thumb sucker; He seems, like Trixie, to prefer fingers.
Originally Posted by Writerbird
Not only is his thumb delicious to him, but:
A. He will occasionally spit out my nipple to replace it with his thumb,
B. He will finish a lovely breastfeed session of nearly an hour's length and start sucking his thumb, and
C. Today he got both thumbs in his mouth and from his expression thought he'd died and gone to heaven.
I am going to have to have a serious conversation about oral fixations with this boy before he winds up with the pack a day habit I had in my 20s
BooBah was High Priestess of Thumbsuckers (still is). I have pictures of her at seven weeks old with the thumb in her mouth and there's none of that sideways, struggling business-- oh no, she was quite clearly a professional thumbsucker. BooBah nursed for food primarily; She liked to be near me, but she sucked her thumb for comfort. She self-weaned at 15 months, and would occasionally ask for a nursie. When I pulled out the boob, she would curl up, press her cheek against it, and stick her thumb in her mouth.
So flipping cute. Meanwhile, BeanBean was still driving Matchbox cars over my boob while he nursed.
Bear is nothing like as proficient as BooBah when it comes to thumbsucking, though. By three months, it was clear that BooBah would have quite a habit to break.