you're so fine
how I love
to have you
This is how EM thinks of his binkie, I on the other hand, hate, Hate, HATE it. Why did we ever give it to him, didn't we learn our lesson with HT?!
(Here's HT enjoying a game with Mama and his binkie. I thought it was cute.)
I suppose it has its pros (i.e. nothing calms a crying baby quicker, the ultimate mute button, and they are less likely to suck their thumb) but sometimes I think they don't outweigh the cons. For example he can't fall asleep with out it, therefore when it falls out of his mouth as it inevitably does he wakes up and cries for it. I was up 4 times the other night plugging the stupid thing back in. He needs to learn to self soothe like all the books recommend. I really want to throw the stupid thing out, just go cold turkey. Papa can't figure out why I don't, then I could quit whining about it. I really don't want a thumb sucker, a binkie you can take away but a thumb, you really shouldn't. Nope, not a good idea.
We took HT's away when he turned one and after about a week he finally started sleeping through the night at least more nights than not. He still has his moments.
So as of today I am going to start limiting its use, I may just go cold turkey!
(I want my sleep!)
We shall see.
A couple of goof balls!
I'm done whining now. Thanks for listening.
I think I'll go have a coke (my pacifier).