No Thumb Sucking

SJ has lost five teeth in four months. When she lost her top central incisors four months after her fifth birthday I was vexed. I've never seen a five year old with so many missing teeth. Initially I made an appointment with our dentist to get a checkup, but I said forget it I'm being outrageous and chalked it up to her being an early bloomer. It's not so much the fact of her missing so many teeth, but the thought of her having severely mal-aligned teeth because she is a thumb sucker. 

According to her five year old logic sucking her thumb isn't the problem, not brushing her teeth would be a more pressing issue. Lord, I'm so not ready. This little one challenges me at ever turn. Each day is a battle of wills and my patience. I plan to show her the pictures below to appeal to her vanity. Cross your fingers that this works.

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Maybe after seeing this I can get her to stop without being heavy handed. 

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Lord knows I'm trying to alleviate spending thousands of dollars with orthodontists.