Thursday, February 3, 2011

BINKY DOWN FOLKS.....BINKY DOWN!!

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.
This was taken on JD's Birthday, right before bedtime. His last night with Binky. :( Little man's growing up!


It's a little hard to tell in the photo, but this was taken right after Daddy cut up all of JD's binky's in front of him, and then had JD take them all into the kitchen and throw them in the trash. It was like watching Old Yeller get killed all over again, only this time, it was a non-living Binky. Still pretty sad though.

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.
Daniel went outside to work on the back deck, and JD was SCREAMING for him. I opened the glass door and just left the screen closed so he could still watch Daniel and talk to him. Problem solved.

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?

1 comment:

  1. Oh girl! I would have cried watching him throw away his binkies! We are still trying to ween Stratton off of his bottle. He has his good nights and bad nights but for the most part he has been going to bed without it. The only downside is that now he wants to lay in our bed before he goes to his room. Even if we aren't in there with him he wants to watch part of his carebears movie then he's ready for bed. Hope it gets better for you. We definitely need to get the two boys together one night. Maybe we could go get lunch one weekend!

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