Tuesday, April 8, 2008
We are making strides over here like crazy!!! :) Making strides to what?! You ask yourself... or me or who ever. Well we are making strides to Big Girl World!! Yay!! So as you all know Brooke is fully potty trained!! She sometimes has an accident when sleeping all night but at 2.5 yrs old I think that is acceptable, but most mornings she wakes up dry and asks to go potty. So that is good, and Lauren is doing okay with it, but we are pushing her... she isn't always totally interested but is willing some times to go on the potty. Still these are all strides to Big Girl World!!
But the newest and one of the BIG things we have done lately is give up BINKIES!!! (pacifiers) I'm not sure if I had posted on here or not about the Easter Bunny taking the girls binkies and bringing some Easter gifts... but this is what happened to Trevor on his 3rd Easter when he was 2 yrs old... so we thought this is what we would do with the girls too! We hyped it up and talked about it with everyone!! It was so cool and such a big deal!! They were excited about it and we made it a really good thing! So Easter morning they were all excited to see all the cool new things the Easter bunny left them in place of their baby binkies, which she took! :)
That day went okay... because when they would ask for a binky... which they both did several times, we would just talk about Easter and the bunny taking them and all the NEW great stuff they got... and that pacified them. Bedtime that night was a whole other ball game though.. they cried for binkies for a long time... but eventually they did go to sleep. The next morning they had asked about binkies a few times, but during the day seemed to go pretty good... nap time was hard... they didn't even sleep that day... but we worked through it. It was heart breaking to hear them cry and beg for a binky. Mostly Brooke was begging and crying... Lauren once in a while, but she was more into telling Brooke that the binkies were gone... she would say to her "They all gone" and Brooke would cry some more and Lauren would tell her "Bunny took your binkies all gone." and then they would talk to each other about something and then the situation would be defused for a moment. The first three days were rough... bed time and nap time were horrible. It was really heart wrenching to hear them (mostly Brooke) sob for a binky. If I didn't know it would only make it that much harder for them again I would have given in and let them have a binky. But I also knew that it would pass and they would be good with out them. :) This is what we went through with Trevor too.
So a few times they found binkies in with toys in their room and under the bed, which I could have sworn I collected them all from under the bed, but either way... they had them and we threw them in the garbage together b/c they had bunny fuzz on them and were YUCKY!!! This was a set back but only for a little while like an hour or so... nothing as major as I thought it would be... and one night before I went to bed I checked the girls and they each had a binky... Lauren had one in her mouth and Brooke was holding one for dear life!! I took them while they were sleeping and they barely even twitched... then in the morning there was NO mention of binkies.
It has been a week now since they have cried/sobbed/begged or even looked for a binky!! So we are there!! One more HUGE stride to Big Girl World!!
And, I'm not really rushing them to grow up or in a hurry for them to be all grown, Big Girl World is really just past Toddler World and on the way to Pre-School World. lol
So there is a little update for you on that... I might be back to post some more later.
Posted by Jennifer at 9:25 AM