So, in case you were wondering, life after binkie removal.. is not too bad. I had decided to try the cold-turkey thing- seemed simple enough. The first time, the kids cried for about ten minutes, then went right to sleep, and the same that night. I will say that we have lost about an hour of sleep (about 30-45 mins off of naptime, and the same with overnight sleep. I think this is because they used to wake up, grab the binkie again, and then go back to sleep for a while.. but that doesn’t happen anymore. They still cry a little, and ask for their binkies before bedtime and naptime, but it is less and less everyday. After the first nap was successful, I threw caution to the wind and tossed out all the binks. Which is good, because if they were still around i most definitely would have given them back- I miss that hour. But, I am glad we have moved on nonetheless. It’s time.
I have a silly birthday video for you. Please don’t watch it unless you want to hear some silly “Happy Birthday” singing. And yes, we only sung one song for all three kids. Next year, they all get their own song:) And in the second half, you can see how me and Todd were wayyy more excited about the kids’ train table at first, than they were. Kind of funny actually. When we first assembled the table, we did not think to glue the tracks down. We were under the impression that the table could be used for other things once the kids lost interest in the trains, and maybe they would NOT destroy the whole thing in a matter of minutes. Silly rookie parents, we are. We glued it all down that evening. (Hot glue- works great! Only one second degree burn)