As the days were getting closer to my daughters second birthday, I was an emotional roller-coaster.
Not only was my daughter developing from a toddler to a "pre-schooler" (according to baby-center) but, I also knew this meant that we also had to think about the unthinkable. The break-up.
As you may recall, the break-up for my son was rough. Click HERE to read more.
My daughter loves her paci. Thankfully she is not quite as attached as my son was, but she uses one EVERY. NIGHT. I have tried to put her down without her pacifier to see what would happen...without getting into specifics, I will tell you she received the paci within 30 seconds of being without it.
At her two year old check-up, the following conversation occurred:
Doctor: "Does she still take a bottle of pacifier?"
Me: "She uses a pacifier."
Doctor: "When is trash day?"
Doctor: "Great! Then by Thursday night she won't have any more pacifiers."
My immediate reaction....sweaty armpits.
Shit. How am I going to do this?? Am I really going to throw them away?? Should I cut it off like I did with our son???
I tried having a conversation with her about 'donating' her pacifiers to a new baby. Her response, "NO! MINE!!!". (So, the 'donation' won't work.)
You are about to embark on the journey of my daughter's FIRST break-up.
Lesson #1: It's Not You, It's Me.
...to be continued....