Thursday, April 17, 2008

A 14 month old without a pacifier...

WE DID IT! We took her pacifier away last night and I am so excited. Two if the things I dread most about parenting toddlers is #1 Taking the pacifier away and #2 Potty training. (AND I know, one day I will wish for these days when both of mine are teenagers) Anyhow, we took Brenly's paci away from her when she was 13 months old and with Avery just turning 14 months, I knew that it was time. (why take them away so early...well me being the dental freak that I am, I know that they aren't the BEST thing them to have for a long period of time and I feel like they can talk alot better without them instead of grunting at me all the time) Yesterday we all went to the zoo. We hadn't been there 5 minutes and Avery had lost the only one that we had! So we (and when I say we I mean Ray and I) had to suffer the afternoon without it. I am fully convinced that we relied on the stinkin thing much more than she did! The ride home was a little hairy especially since she hates car rides anyway. But we made it. Then last night before bed, I gave her the lamb (her very favorite thing ever) and said her prayers and she went straight to sleep, not waking up until I woke her up this morning! PRAISE THE LORD! So, 1 down, 1 more to go on thing that I dread. This went so well, perhaps potty training will go the same way...HAHAHA, we will start praying about that NOW!!!

4 comments:

Kress Smith said...

Way to go!!! That is so funny because for the 1st time yesterday I was happy Abe took a passy. It made traveling very easy. Now that we are home I might need to consider doing the same.

Faith said...

Wow! I am so proud of you! I haven't made it there yet....but we are on our way! We are taking it away from her during the day, but at night we let her have it! I am like you, I think I rely on it more than she does:) But it is soon going to be going away for good!!! Then on to potty training as well:)!

Anonymous said...

Make her stop! She is growing up too fast!

Kristy Krotzer "KeKe"

mistyladean said...

Well I am totally jealous and in awe at your courage at the same time. In the words of Maci "I have a great idea"... when it is time for CJ... I will let us swap kids for a few days... hmmm