In 5 days we will celebrate 3 years of Jack's life.
We will also be commemorating the 3rd anniversary of the the binky's presence in our home.
It will be a bitter sweet day, for sure.
Our little boy is growing up.
He is working through all this toddler kinks and becoming a responsible boy.
He is ready to embark on new adventures.
But there is one adventure in particular that I'm not sure any of us are ready for.
THE BANISHMENT OF THE BINKY
I'll be honest. Troy and I are probably 28 times more scared about this than Jack. Remember when we talked about this way back when?
Actually, we've been talking about it for a long time.
"Before the baby comes we'll take it away"
"When he turns 2 we'll for sure get rid of it"
"After Christmas travel"
"On his 3rd birthday. No ifs, ands, or buts about it!"
Maybe you're the parent that sees older children with binkies and scoffs at the mere thought? Maybe you're the old lady from the store last week who gave me the rundown on all the dental problems binkies cause? Maybe you're the awesome parent who managed to make it through years of crying without one. Well, props to you all! It really is commendable.
But let me tell you why WE'VE gotten so attached to this little binks:
Jack still naps for 3 hours in the day.
It is a wonderful silencer in a car when all hell is breaking loose.
When he gets hurt, the binky is there to soothe all sorrows.
Before bed, he lays on the couch with his dad and his binky and together they snuggle (all 3 of them).
Bedtime is a breeze. He takes the binky, starts in with the rhythmic sucks, and he is out in no time....at 7 p.m.
and sometimes, dare I admit, it can even act as collateral in a bribery deal.
Can you blame me?
I don't have very much faith that life will be the same without it.
So please help.
The binky fairy is scheduled to arrive late Sunday night. and all binkies will be gone. forever and ever. Amen.
Any last minute advice is welcome. I know you left some before, but I need more moral support now!
and PS...I think lucy's has to go too. It's either all or nothing.