I took this picture Saturday morning, same day that we did this...
inside that baggy she is holding...
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.
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.
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.