Monday, September 1, 2008

Free At Last

It boggles my mind that someone can become addicted to a piece of plastic. It's not not like any drugs seep out of it during the night and flow though her system. But like a crackhead who can't make it a day without a fix, my daughter has never made it a night with out her paci. Until Friday. 

I mentioned in my last post that on Friday we'd be heading over to Gracie's house for a "Bye Bye Paci" party. And that's exactly what we did. We cooked out, we ate cake, and then we tied those bad boys to helium balloons and sent them off into the sky. Little Bit thought it was great watching her paci float up up up into the sky. And she giggled and gladly said bye to it. But once we got home and ready for bed we thought we'd have to send her to a methadone clinic like a heroin addict! I swear she convulsed a few times and Steven is almost positive that her head spun 360 degrees. But after about a half an hour she went sound to sleep and woke up to a Barbie guitar, a Dora bath castle and a WVU t-shirt from the Paci Fairy. We've been paci free for the past 3 days. Of course it now seems as though naps, glorious, sweet, heavenly naps, are a thing of the past. So here are a few pics from the big send off. It sort of makes me sad that all of the baby stuff in gone. Our Little Bit keeps getting a little bit bigger every day. 


One last"hit" before sending it off!


Somebody having a few second thoughts.



Getting closer....



LIFT OFF! 


9 comments:

Jonathan's Mommy said...

It sounds like it went pretty well! I bet the naps will re-enter the picture after she completes the "withdrawal" phase. Good job Sophie!

Katie said...

The look on Gracie's face says it all. Hopefully she will start napping again once she makes it back to day care where she is playing hard and tiring herself out. I think it is adorable that she was walking around with the paci tied to a balloon while still in her mouth.

Anonymous said...

I love it!!!!! those faces are priceless aren't they? I have to give you credit Kim, it went much smoother than I thought it would. yeah for the paci faries
G

Paula said...

maybe we will have to try that..i think bedtime will be ok but like sophie..i don't think i would get lydia down for a nap without that plastic

Melissa said...

What a fantastic idea... I'll have to keep it in mind once the time comes for Carter-man to give it up. Congrats!!

CBRESQ said...

I like the idea too. I know we will have to do this with Vivian - she loves the pacifier. Right now I do too because if she is down on the ground, she puts everything into her mouth without it. I hope things get back to normal with napping. Good luck.

Shana-Lynn said...

Way to Go Sophie!! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute idea for getting rid of the paci! I'm dreading the day we have to get rid of the paci! -Amy

Janice said...

That's awesome idea, Kim!!! I have to say, those pics cracked me up. I love how she had "one last hit" before send off, he-he! Don't worry, she'll be back to napping before you know it. Same thing happened with Cameron but he was back on schedule in no time. Way to go, Sophie!!