Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bye Bye Binky!

A few days ago, Josh picked up the new Tangled DVD for Lily.  She was excited about the movie, but even more excited about the little booklet that came with it.  The booklet was filled with advertisements for various Disney movies and toys.  She was particularly drawn to the page that featured Rapunzel'sTower, complete with a bed, table, plates & utensils, a fireplace and of course, Rapunzel herself.  She carried the booklet around for two days straight, even sleeping with it at night. 
Josh and I knew this was the perfect opportunity to take care of something we've been putting off for several months now...getting rid of the pacifier.  We decided to make a deal: 
no more binky = awesome new toy 
We told her that she really need to think about it because it was a big decision and there would be no turning back.  She thought about it all afternoon and finally decided that she was ready and wanted to take the deal.  She scoured the house for binkies (they were EVERYWHERE) and put them all in a Ziploc bag.  After a quick trip to Target and dinner at Schlotzsky's (Wednesday night is Kids Eat Free!), she was playing with her new toy in the living room, slowly starting to regret her decision. 
The first night went pretty well.  She is obviously devastated over the loss of her most prized possession, her comfort that has been there for her since the day she was born - literally.  But she has been so brave and I couldn't be more proud of her.  
Up next on my list of things to tackle...Charlotte and her swing...stay tuned!  
I must admit, this moment is bittersweet for me. There is now no denying that my Lily is growing up way too fast. One thing is for sure, no matter how old she is, she will always be my bright blue eyed binky baby.

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