O was never supposed to be a binky baby.
But in trying to teach him to latch, the hospital nurses gave him one, and the love affair began...
A boy and his bink.
Now, he's almost 2 and a half.
He still loooooves his bink.
In the last few months however, his bink is the thorn in my side.
It's the ONLY thing that calms him down.
It's a battle at mealtimes.
Also? The Huz had started throwing disapproving harrumphs in my general direction...
Friday night as he screamed at me because I took it out of his mouth for dinner, I decided I'd HAD it.
So I took binky and he didn't get it back.
I figured if we were able to go binky-less Fri-Sun, we would be free from the bondage of binky.
(Silly, naive mommy.)
We made it through bed (after an epic meltdown) Friday night and all day Saturday.
He was miserable, I was miserable and Mr. Harrumphs-a-lot was suddenly singing the "he's just a baby" tune.
I felt like a monster, and my turncoat of a husband was not helping, but I was determined!
We were going to kick this habit!!
Saturday night, we put him down to bed and the hysterics ensued, but 20 minutes later he was asleep.
It was getting better!
It was WORKING!
You know, or not...
We went in to check on him before we went to bed, and guess who was happily snoring away in his bed with a bink stuck in his gob?
My darling angelboy.
I swear he stashed that sucker...
I almost cried.
I felt like we were back at square one and all his tears were for nothing.
So we took it while he slumbered, and resolved to start tomorrow anew.
We made it till about 2pm this afternoon...
Huz decided he wanted to go to Disneyland.
(he's all sad-sack b/c our passes expire soon and we're not renewing)
I said nay to this excursion because it was supposed to be cold and rainy.
He insisted I was wrong, and off we went...
A couple hours later we were loading our wet and miserable selves back into the car.
O was soaked and tired, but not not so much so that he couldn't still be righteously pissed about leaving Mickey's House....
It was obvious that he needed to fall asleep, but he was fighting it with all his stubborn fury.
I caved, people.
I just did.
I was tired, drenched and pregnant.
30 minutes of screaming all the way home?
Fuck and NO.
So we gave him a bink.
I kid you not...
He was OUT.
We've now decided to only give it to him at nap/bedtime, removing it as soon as he falls asleep.
We hoping to then take it away at naptime and so on...
We'd tried this method before, to no avail, but maybe this will be more successful because he's a bit older...
He doesn't give a rip about rewards or binky boxes, paci-fairies, bigboy speeches or the like....
You put holes in it?
He is COMMITTED.
Basically, he's me.
Annnd we have a girl on the way?
I fear I have tread into deep shit...
Potty training may kill us all.
(He has ZERO interest in that, btw.)
Diapers for Everyone!!