JD is two now, and that means it's time to get rid of the binky. We have, for several weeks, been slowly taking it away from him. The week before his birthday, we only let him have it at naps and bedtime. Now that he's officially two, he hasn't had the binky all week. The first night was pretty tough. He kept whimpering and walking over to the "Binky Drawer" in the kitchen and sifting through it, looking for any remains of his lost friend. He's slowly gotten better as the week's progressed, and now he doesn't even look in the drawer anymore. The toughest part for me is during the car ride home after work, when he usually takes a nap. Now he stays awake and sometimes cries because he wants his you-know-what.
One thing I've noticed since the binky was taken away, is that JD is a little more clingy than usual. He follows me around the house trying to get me to hold him when he's sleepy, when he used to just grab his binky and go lay down by himself. He's following Daniel around more too.
I'm hoping the clingy-ness is just a repercussion from the Binky Withdrawals. Worst case scenario, he's officially entered the terrible twos and will no longer be the same.
Let's just hope for the best, shall we?