Thursday, August 26, 2010
I knew this time was coming. I have been putting it off for a LONG time. The Princess is WAY more attached to the binkie than The Superhero was and it is really starting to mess with her teeth.
It was with The Superhero too, but not as bad, not this young. The Superhero was ALMOST 3 when we decided (with lots of urging from the dentist) it was TIME for him to LOSE it. So, along came Trains, Binkies, and Fairies. This was only 8 months ago. And The Superhero has never looked back. He was old enough to "get" the concept of leaving his binkies behind to play with his trains.
The Princess on the other hand, DOES NOT. She is not even 2 yet. BUT, it is time. And I have decided since she is MORE addicted, she will need A Binkie Intervention. Cold Turkey. It IS happening. And it is GOING to be ROUGH.
Not a day goes by that I see The Princess without her binkie (or bee-bee as she calls it) in her MOUTH. This is probably why she did not talk for a long time. This is NOT good. Here are some pics of her over the past 2 years (almost) with her binkie, ALL THE TIME.
Underneath that binkie is SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FACE!
Since I made this decision last weekend I thought it would be best to do this on a day/night when she is not going to daycare the next day so they won't have to deal with it right away.
I decided the Binkie Intervention will begin on Thursday (today). As soon as she gets home from daycare (pick up at 2pm) we will make sure we have ALL that we can find and we will TRASH them ALL.
SO, wish us luck, pray for us, think good thoughts for ALL of us here in this Not-So-Fairytale Adventure. It will be rough, I am sure of it. We will come out on the other end and it will all be ok, hopefully!