I hope I am not speaking too soon but the days of this:
may be over! Jonathan is almost two and a half years old and, before tonight, Bryan and I were fearful of the day that we would take the binky away. Jonathan gave up the binky fourteen months ago at school. Embarrassingly, we have not taken it away completely at home, although its usage has been limited to naps and bed time. I was talking to Bryan last night about moving Jonathan to a "big boy" bed after the holidays and that I thought it would be best to break Jonathan of the pacifier habit first. So, Bryan, who normally puts Jonathan to bed, said he would just tell him he couldn't find the binky and see how it went. I was not aware, however, until I actually heard Bryan say the words, he decided to try it tonight. Jonathan has, as I type this, been in bed an hour and a half and not a peep. I am afraid to say that it worked, but maybe...
Seriously, though, if it was this easy, I am totally going to kick myself in the you-know-what for not doing this sooner! If it IS successful, though, we just may be making a trip to Build-A-Bear this weekend!
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