Cheeky won't give up her pacifier.
Let me clarify a bit. She doesn't stay plugged all day, as if removing it would flood Holland. But she needs it at night to fall (and stay) asleep, and she's loathe to give it up when she wakes up.
The first half hour of every morning is a communication nightmare, as Cheeky tries to tell us what she wants through a yellow plastic shield. We try to get her to discard it, but she'll have none of it. I try to pull it out of her mouth, but it sticks like a stubborn cork when I yank on it.
It's not like it's the source of her powers or anything, and as a parent I feel like I need to start convincing her to let go before she meets her roommate freshmen year.
Just last night I was talking with Oodgie about whether she'd sleep in a "big-girl bed." Oodgie commented that Cheeky likes her crib and hates change, to which I stupidly responded, "Well, she likes her pacifier, and we'll need to lose that soon." Cheeky overheard and started yelling "PACIFIER! PACIFIER!" and ran to our "secret" hiding place to fetch one. We tried to negotiate her out of it, but she wailed and moaned, "I LOVE IT! I NEED IT!" (I didn't even know she knew those phrases!)
I don't want to make her unhappy, but C'MON! She looks like an old tub!
So we're faced with a dilemma--do we let it slide and hope that cajoling will eventually convince her, or do we dip them in ashtrays or accidentally drop them in the incinerator?