Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cooper Ate The Sassy.... ;)

Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Luke has just been using his pacifier at nap and bedtime for quite awhile and that was a surprisingly easy transition for him. We lovingly refer to them as "Sassy's". We have been to slowly convince him he doesn't need it anymore because he's a big boy! Lately, he has been refusing to give up the Sassy and leave it in his bed when it's time to get up in the morning. I finally decided we had enough because we were headed backwards instead of forwards on this getting rid of Sassy task. This morning he still had it in his mouth after he was brought upstairs. I told him that he's a big boy and he doesn't need a Sassy anymore. We talked about ways to get rid of it... here are some suggestions I have been told:
1. Cut the end off. (Most of Luke's had chew marks and open spaces on the sides already so I'm not sure he really sucked on them too much anymore and he didn't mind them being slightly broken)
2. Take it to Build-A-Bear workshop and have them put it inside the stuffed animal you are making. (Cute idea but he doesn't know what Build-A-Bear is and I'm not sure I really want to go there myself! Haha. I can see him throwing a fit in the middle of the store after the bear is all sewed up with the Sassy inside!)
3. Tell child that babies in Heaven need Sassy's and tie a helium balloon to the Sassy and send them up to Heaven. (For one this kind of depresses Mommy and two I could see him chasing after that balloon!!! Funny to be the old fisherman out on the lake who see's balloon floating by with a pacifier attached!)
4. Throw it away. (I think this is what my family did with me as a child. I was easily convinced that I was a big girl and ready to throw it out. Luke doesn't seem too keen on that logic so far!)
5. Have a Sassy funeral. Set a date, dig a hole, and let them say their final goodbyes. (Again, I find this depressing! I can also see Luke attempting to dig it back up anytime he is outside).
6. Make up a fable about the Pacifier Fairy. Have child put Sassy under pillow before bed so the Pacifier Fairy can come in at night and take it away. (I'm pretty sure he would pop it back in his mouth as soon as the door was shut).
So this morning when discussing a few options of what might happen to Sassy. Luke said "Cooper eat it?" and I said, "Yeahhh Cooper knows you are a big boy and you don't need a Sassy anymore." Luke threw the Sassy on the ground behind him and said "I don't need Sassy". I did a "psst" to JW and mouthed for him to grab the Sassy off the floor and hide it. Then I said to Luke, "Whoa did you see that? Cooper just ate the Sassy!!" He looked at me in disbelief and looked at Cooper and said "nooooo!" I just kept telling him Cooper knew he didn't need it so he ate it! Luke soon forgot about it and we went to the grocery store and on the way back home he started saying he needed a Sassy because he was getting tired. I have just been repeating that Cooper ate it. He said, "Cooper poop it out?" and I said "Ewww gross! Even if he did poop it out, I wouldn't want a Sassy that was in doggy poop!" and he agreed that would be "Ewwy". Naptime came and he cried and looked pitiful but I am sticking to my story. He eventually fell asleep and I'm sure he will do fine in a few days. It's hard not to give in... but I know it's time.


mommaruthsays on July 20, 2009 at 7:47 AM said...

I plan on taking the paci away from my daughter on her 2nd birthday (which is coming up in about 7 more weeks) - I know it'll be hard to not indulge her, but I'm hoping she'll transition smoothly too! Good luck!

Kekibird on July 20, 2009 at 11:29 AM said...

I've heard of all those but the Build-A-Bear one and I can TOTALLY see it backfiring. My son would have ripped that bears head off to get to his nini if I'd have taken him there.

Instead, I got lucky. He was with his dad for a weekend and when I got him back, he was done with his nini. He asked for it here and there but no real fights for it. It's been a while now and we're ALL done!

whippetmom on July 23, 2009 at 7:30 AM said...

Aww. I know DS would be the same way with most of those methods...maybe I can convince him to let one of our dogs to eat "fwa" (what he calls his pacifier. :)

Kari @ A Giveaway Addicted Mommy on July 24, 2009 at 8:23 PM said...

I found you through the notatblogher Twitter party -

My son has a "paci" and we have just taken it away during the day and he now only uses it at nap/bedtime. How old is your son? We are trying to figure out when to take it away for good.


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