Brooke LOVES her De-De. (pacifier) I have wanted her to stop using it for a long while but sometimes its just easier to plug her up. She only uses it for naptime and bedtime so at least she doesn't suck on it all day long. Three is my cut off though.
Brooke has been begging Aaron for a bike. (Seems she always has something she is asking her Daddy for.. I hope this doesn't indicate what she will be like as a teenager!!) Well the other day I had the brilliant idea to offer her a bike, IF, she could give up her De-De.
Well her face lit up and she ran to collect all her De-de's and hand them over. She made it two naps and two bedtimes without them! I was so impressed! She had a little bit of a hard time falling to sleep which is understandable because she had to figure out a new comfort but she never once asked for it.
I was hoping it would last, but we went on a Saturday all-day-family-adventure and she didn't take a nap. When it came to bedtime the poor thing was beyond tired and upset. Maybe I should have let her cry it out, but she needed to be comforted and I needed peace!
I think thats why its hard for me to give up her de-de. She like the comfort of sucking on it. How can I just yank a comfort away from her? I am not too happy if Aaron takes my pillow or happens to wear the shirt of his that I wanted to wear. It is easy for me to adjust and find a different comfort but how is it possible when you are 2? I tried music. She yelled at me over and over, "I don't like it!" I tried toys. She plays with them instead of sleeping. I tried laying a spoon down by her bead as a warning. She bangs on the wall crying I don't want to go to sleep!!
I am worried her teeth will start getting dis-formed so I know I need to get rid of it soon.
But her little eyes that fill with tears tug at my heart strings..
Today she took all of Brayden's de-des, put them in a bag, and told him he was was a big girl and didn't need them anymore. She proceeded to have a conversation with him telling him about getting a bike if he gave up his de-des. Maybe I won't have to stress so much and just maybe one day she will get the idea herself? I am praying so.