Monday, November 26, 2007

Bye, Bye Binky

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!

6 comments:

Janice said...

Whoo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! I don't think Jonathan would miss the paci too much. And if he asks for it, just give it to him with the nipple part cut off. That really worked for Cameron!

Jonathan's bath pictures are adorable!!

Kara Lewis said...

A BIG BOY BED?!?

I'm not sure that I am ready for that step.

Neurotic Att'y said...

Yay for Jonathan! And yay for you for getting rid of the binky without a struggle! Fingers crossed!

Bryan said...

Night two = rousing success.

Dad has the magic touch. JBF

Andrea said...

I am so glad it is going well! I love when the transitions are easy like that!

And, I am loving the vintage Jonathan pics- he has always been a cutie!

Shana-Lynn said...

Yeah!!! Hope it is still going really well for you guys.