SJ on the Move

Friday, October 26, 2007

The End of an Era

Today is SJ's last day of being 2. Tomorow she turns the big 3 and therefore has to say good-bye to her pacifier. We've talked it up for weeks and have a whole plan set for how it's going to go down tomorrow morning. When she places her paci in the recycle bin (so it can be taken away to be made into a new paci for new babies) she gets to come inside and get a big girl present (a great doll house that Nathan's been slaving away on all week.) We are hoping the distraction of her birthday and its many presents and surprises will keep her mind off the paci. Hard to know what will happen at nap or tomorrow night. I've heard it takes 3 days for the kid to get over it. We can do it, right? We have to. The paci is getting so annoying. She talks with it in and we can't understand her, she needs to take it everywhere, she only has one that she likes so you can't lose it, and she often misplaces it in the night and wakes me up to find it in the dark (the most annoying thing, in my opinion!) So, I am really looking forward to it being gone. I know it's going to be a hard couple days, but, to borrow a phrase from n*sync, bye-bye-bye-bye-bye!

Funny thing though...SJ has a little baby box with little things from when she was a baby. One of the items in the box was the hospital issued pacifier. She never liked this as a baby so since she was a few days old she used the Nuk ones. 4 days ago she wanted to look in her box. She found the paci and has adopted it as her own now. Interestingly, she lost her beloved pink paci at school on Wednesday...the same day she took the baby paci in for show and tell. So, the baby paci has been used since then. I am very glad that the adoption of this baby paci was only 4 days prior to paci-be-gone day because I think she looks absolutely ridiculous with this big, round, green one in her mouth.

On a side note, SJ is really enjoying a visit from Grandma and Grandpa. They had a full day of fun today!


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