Monday, August 23, 2010

Our Binky Story

A rare photo of my baby and her beloved binky.
I took this picture Saturday morning, same day that we did this...
inside that baggy she is holding...
her bink.
It had been planned for weeks. Lily's big day. The day she would say goodbye to her best possession, her comforting pacifier that she has enjoyed since birth (of course there have been many different paci's over the years). We talked a lot about this special day. We looked on line at all the different cuddly animals that Build a Bear Workshop has to offer. Funny thing, all week she had her mind set on one thing...she wanted a stuffed Texas Longhorn. Mmm Hmm, of all the cute squishy animals, she chose a cow from the on line selection. Well they don't sell the longhorn at the San Diego location so she quickly decided it would be the peace sign bear...next it was the jack russell....owl...and finally she went with the allergy and asthma friendly doggy.
When it was time to check out, she handed over her bag of binky and happily left the store with a sweet dog that she named "Baby Puppy".
All was good.
Saturday nap time...
not so good.
Nope.
In fact she went ahead and skipped that nap. It broke my heart to hear her crying for her binky. But I was strong. I explained to her that her binky was gone, that she gave it the store.
No more binky.
Saturday night, I was full of dread. I did not want to put her to bed. I wanted to avoid it for as long as possible. She was very sad when I put her down to sleep that evening. I rubbed her back sat for awhile and watched her. But she went to sleep without tears and slept 12 hours. Sunday. No nap. But again last night she went right to sleep. I told her to hug her puppy if she woke up at night.
I have admit that I miss binky. I miss the routine of giving it to her. The sweet smile she always had when I brought binky out for nightie nights. I miss teasing her with it.




Used my Slice to cut the circle/heart here.



Like most, she loves her ice cream. She also loves her photo taken with a messy face. Growing up is hard to do ...
for mommy.



8 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Awww....growing up IS hard for Mommy to do!! It's hard to play the bad guy when all you want to do is give them everything in the world that makes them happy!
BIG HUGE HUGS!!
PS "Growing up is hard to do ...
for mommy."
is a great title for your binky page!

jen said...

I think it's MUCH harder on Mommy!!! What a great way to transition- I'm sure her new puppy will bring much comfort to both of you! :)

tina said...

This is so sweet, Samantha. ((hugs))

sweet craf-tea chick said...

awe, your daughters are so adorable, sam! wow, she had an awesome binky! you're such a great mommy.
love your layout! so cute and i love your distressing. thanks for sharing and have a great nite!
*hugs* steph :)

Charlene said...

Oh...what a precious post! I remember our youngest had a "blue blankie". It was a sad day when the blankie got left at Grandma's never to return. I still have it..maybe when he has his first child, I'll part with it. Your LO is darling. TFS.

laterg8r said...

lots of things are harder on mommy - stay strong :D

BabyBokChoy said...

That took courage, my goodness, can't believe you did it! I would have avoided the conflict at all cost, in fact I did, DH did the deed of cutting of the pacifier, lol. Cute layout and photos, your kids are so adorable.

Lindalou said...

What a great story. And good for you for being so strong. It's hard to take the pacifier away when you see how instantly they relax with it. You did great.