What a pacifier sucking 3 year old taught me about detours: Life Lesson #39

Detours lead to “Oohh” moments.

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My daughter was a pacifier addict. Binkey, Nook, Dummy, the names are endless. But without one in her mouth, our nights were sleepless, trips were delayed, meetings were attended late all because this little tike could not function without the pacifier. The boys, not really. Neither cared much for the “binky.”

For my little princess, the Binky wasn’t just a pacifier. There was love there. How do I know?

At the tender age of 2, she was in the trolley at our local Target when I had to take a detour down the baby aisle. Looking for baby wipes, my mind on dirty bottoms, I wasn’t expecting the sudden “ooohhh” of wonder and delight that escaped unbidden from my toddler. I looked up to see her little baby blues fixed on the wall display with dozens of pacifiers for sale, transfixed in wonder.

When was the last time the gasp of wonder escaped unbidden from your soul? What takes your breath away?

You can’t always create those moments but you can expect them, and take detours down the aisles that will increase your chances.

Oohh is so much fun.

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