For those of you who have never watched a rap video, Making it Rain, according to urban dictionary, is when one, “throws a lot of money into the air at a strip club to show the ladies how rich you are.” I am pretty sure that this has been a lifelong dream of my husband. I know this because every time he takes money out of the ATM for the nanny he offers to “Make it Rain” if I want to dance for him. So far, his advances have been met with an eye roll.
We were lucky with Z. She is a thumb sucker so we never had to worry about additional paraphernalia at bedtime. But, Baby Bird has been a different story. She requires a paci at bed every night. And…. if she looses said paci, then it results in screaming.
I had the bright idea that we would just place a couple of extra pacis in her crib so that if she lost it in the night that she could easily placate herself. This was great until she started clutching a paci in each of her tiny, clenched fists. Now she cries if she doesn’t have a paci in her mouth and both hands.
So now we have fixed this problem by keeping a bucket of pacis nearby and tossing handfuls in every time we put her to bed. Sometimes she wakes with one in her mouth and 2-3 in each hand. It occurred to me the other night that tossing handfuls of pacis at a one year old was not the “Making it Rain” that my husband has been dreaming of. Oh how life has changed.