Saturday, October 07, 2006

He Does Windows Too

We've been doing our best to reduce pacifier usage (Q's, not ours), so we only give him one when he's going to sleep. There is no longer a high alertness state in the household when a "pup" (as he calls them) goes missing, haven fallen behind his crib during the night, since we don't go through that many each day. Over time, we seemed to be missing a bunch, so I did a sweep this morning and uncovered four pacifiers and a green plastic frog. Such treasure!

Although Q does occasionally beg for Pup when he's fussy, we know he associates it with sleep. On days when he refuses to nap, he'll stand at the edge of his crib and hand over his sleeping license with snappily defiant gestures. First, Blankie, and then Pup. No nap for me, mister.

He slept pretty well last night, after a week of awakenings, so we have our fingers crossed for tonight. He's proving his worth in other areas too – look, the kiddo does windows.

And plays the piano.

13 comments:

Mamacita Tina said...

At least he uses a binky instead of his fingers. We lost that battle with Laurel, she thinks a binky is a teether. Only her fingers can soothe her.

I'd like to hire Q to clean our windows.

Kari said...

Does he use Windex, or just lick the glass?

lara said...

losing the pats was actually how my mom weaned me from them. we kept losing them, and i would wander through the house, pathetically crying, "paaaaaats!" and my mom would just say they were gone and we couldn't find them. eventually i accepted that which (to me, at least) could not be changed.

i think we found the last pats when i was 11 - it was hiding in the corner of one of the linen closets. :-P

Bob said...

Handing over the sleeping license is so cute.

Waya said...

We have two thumb suckers in the family, my 3.5 y/o and 18 months old kids, and their teeth are in bad shape as a result!

When Q's done w/your windows...can you send him over? And we need some entertainment too. Thanks!

Lady M said...

We're going to have to work out a schedule so that he can get to everyone's windows! Sadly, he leaves more fingerprints than he erases. ;)

Kari D - I'm not looking forward to the eventual weaning of pats. Not going to be easy!

Momma to LG said...

We are going to give LG's "suckys" to the Sucky Fairy on her 2nd birthday. Our god children did it that way and it worked really well. LG only gets it when she naps.

Suzanne said...

We are just about to initiate the pacifier weaning. It's long past due, and even though my daughter uses it only at night, I am so dreading the process.

Girl con Queso said...

What a talent!

Lady M said...

The Sucky Fairy. That's pretty creative!

metro mama said...

We're trying to phase out the pacifier too. Not easy.

Kristen said...

You're smart to get rid of the pacifier now. I'm sure you read about our three and a half year old pacifier de-tox experience. Not pretty.

Binkytown said...

Oh we have this problem too. We let him keep "two binkys" because he would walk around repeating TWO BINKYS! like it was the greatest thing evah now we can't pry them away from him.