she has a total of 7 pacifiers a.k.a puting at one time. how good/bad is that for a girl who is turning 2 years old in 2 months time?? actually i have a lot of other pictures with nia and her puting but they are still in my digi cam. see, that's the problem, it became an irritating habit. first it started with "nak tido only hisap puting"...then the gian'ness' grew bigger and bigger and puting became her number one best friend.inseparable. every single second she will keep on thinking bout it, and ask for her "teng'ghe" (that's how she called it). end up, she hisap her puting out of no reason or necessity.saja2 sedap nak melekat. sampai nak take pictures pun she refused to take it out! tu yg mummy geram tu....
my parents keep on telling me, it's better for me to put a stop to her habit. nanti gigi rosak la, tak lawa la sebab dah besar and etc....and they keep on telling me that all 3 of us (me n my siblings) stopped hisap puting by the age of 1. how my father did it? he burnt our puting until they became black and mengerekot and menggelikan.haha.it sounds so easy peasy but i keep on procrastinating. lagipun mr.barney asyik cakap, "takpe...i dulu hisap puting sampai darjah 2..." well that is a DIFFERENT story, itu mmg geram la kan??i will never let my children hisap puting sampai masuk sekolah!haha.barney siap ckp dia selalu gantung sampai 3,4 or 5 puting sekaligus at one time!!sumpah geram!! :p
so, finally the magical day arrived. around 3 weeks ago, on a saturday, 30th January 2010, my father tiba2 took one of nia's fav puting, a pink one and asked me to carry her.so we went to the dapur gas, my father lite the fire and we created a story to nia who was terrified looking at her puting kena bakar!!she didn't cry or scream, she was trying to understand the situation but at the same time geli and takut tgk puting kena bakar dgn api. but my father was a bit frustrated coz the puting refused to turn black!haha.dia kata puting dulu2 senang je tukar jadi hitam..so i replied back "ye la puting skrg kualiti, silicone lebih pastu mahal pulak tu!! of course la kalau kena bakar pun still warna putih!hehe".
later that night, nia kept on asking for her "teng'ghe" but i tried to remind her of the 'bakar dengan api' punya story.but of course la, first time kan, hati i pun cair tgk she kept on crying so i bagi dia hisap yg lain, dlm 5 minutes je then dia sendiri bagi blk.on sunday, we went out and i brought 2 putings along- one yg terbakar tu, lagi satu yg elok punya. in the car, she tried to sleep and as usual she needs puting in order to go to sleep. sebab kesian, i kata ok, tapi kejap je.she used it for about less than 5 minutes, fell asleep, then that's it. the toughest part came later at night during bed time.suddenly she mengamuk, meraung, ran to the stairs and called for the maids...she knew the putings were kept downstairs and merayuuuuu for it...haih..mummy pun failed, kesian n tak sanggup tgk dia nangis, so i gave in and alhamdulillah after a few minutes, dia sendiri keluarkan from her mouth and fell asleep.a good start after 2 days, i shall say.
little did i know, that night was the last drama i have to face coz i couldnt believe it, my nia is one strong girl who could be 'redha and pasrah' (haha) in letting go of her 'best friend'. the next day onwards, everytime she asked for it, all i did was asked her back, "puting nia jadi apa?" and she will continue the story herselves "atok bakar...dengan api...jadi panas...phuh phuh phuh (konon2 tiup la)"...then she will say "taknak puting". and now, mummy is proud to say you have survived for 3 weeks without your puting and i respect you for your determination and understanding, dear:) thank you so much for not making it a hard time for both mummy and daddy. see barney, siapa kata susah nak stop anak kita from hisap puting?? :p now senang, keluar pun tak payah bawak puting or fikir pasal hygiene reasons.... congratulations nia karlyssa! muah!!