The Ceremony

Us, to Joe, ceremoniously: Joe, look! We have gathered all of your pacifiers here. You’re growing up, so you don’t need them anymore. We’re going to say goodbye to them. We’re going to put them in this box, and put them away, okay?

Joe looks at us, wondering why we are being so Ceremonious.

Us: …How does that sound?

Joe reaches for all of the pacifiers, attempts to put all of them in his mouth at once.

Us: Great! Now how about we put them in the box?

Joe puts them in the box. Wanders off. Literally never thinks about them ever again. And we’re left to wonder, who was the Ceremony for? (NOTE: IT WAS FOR US)

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