As most of you know, Claire turned two a few weeks ago.
I didn’t realize it with my first daughter, but two is kind of a big deal.
All of the sudden, we’re talking potty training and letting her go down the big slide by herself. I’m ready for most of that, but there’s one baby thing I’m just not ready to give up…the binky.
I know, I know. She’s too old to have it. Her teeth will be messed up. The longer you wait, the harder it is. I’ve heard it all. I try my best to ignore all of that.
I love the binky.
The binky quiets a crying Claire. It puts her back to sleep when she wakes up in the middle of the night (still almost every night!). It settles her into nap time mode. It’s also handy for keeping car sickness at bay, which is a major issue with Miss Claire.
All of these excuses, though, are just that – excuses. I know it, and so does my husband every time I use of the reasons to justify her still having it. We both know the real reason it’s still there.
Claire still has her binky, because Claire is still my baby.
The second it’s gone, she’ll miraculously transform into a toddler in my mind(even though she’s been a toddler since she was about nine months old).
There’s just something about her with that binky that pulls at my heartstrings. There’s something soothing about driving my car and hearing a sleeping kiddo sucking on her binky in the back seat.
Plus, look how cute she is with it….
I don’t want to give it up. And I’m not going to….not yet, anyway.
How long did your kiddo hold on to a pacifier?