Pacis and Practicality
My friend Casey recently posted about her son's upcoming birthday and how she'd like to make that a marker for getting rid of the pacifiers. I have been thinking about this some, too. Henry will be two on April 21st. On his 1st birthday, we relegated his pacifier use to his crib but it is a serious sleep tool for him. He gets into his crib, puts one paci in his mouth and then hoards the rest of them (like 4 or 5 pacis) between his hands as he falls asleep. When he's ready to go to bed, he says, "paci...paci...paci..."
I'm not very excited about taking the pacis away.
Also, we're moving at the end of May. So, should I dump the pacis a month before we move into a new house? I mean, on one hand, pacis might make the transition easier. On the other hand, Henry might become even more attached to pacis if they aid him through this transition.
The guy who cuts my hair in Louisiana said that when his son turned two, they had a big party. At the end of the party, they gave him some helium balloons with all the kid's pacis attached to the ends of the strings. Then had told him that he was a big boy now and that the babies in heaven needed pacis and so, when he was ready, to let go of the balloons and they would go to heaven to be with the babies. His son was fine with this and let go of the balloons and went on his merry way. However, I can see Henry lying prostrate on the ground, weeping and in hysterics watching balloons carry his pacis away.
So, trying to figure out what that transition should look like and when it should happen. Probably step one is getting rid of the 5 excess pacis in his crib...