Monday, November 30, 2009

Huge announcement!

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to announce that my son, Ace, is now 100% pacifier-free. The week before Thanksgiving, he got a letter from the Little Einsteins telling him that they were helping to build a new zoo, and they needed pacifiers for all the baby animals. The letter said that the following Friday, he would put all of his pacis in the mailbox and they'd go to the Little Einsteins.

Friday came and he got major cold feet. He said the baby animals could not have all of his pacis, but he put them all in the envelope and put them in the mailbox. Naptime did not go well. He cried and begged and screamed and cried and begged, and generally made me think that my next couple weeks were going to be pretty awful. I let him get up and watch a movie. Bedtime, however, was completely peaceful. He asked for the paci, but Drew told him it went to the baby animals and he went right to sleep. He woke up twice in the middle of the night, but once again, once he remembered that the pacis were gone, he went right back to sleep.

It's been a week and a half, and while he's asked for the paci a few times, he sleeps just fine without it. I absolutely cannot believe it went that easy. I'm still in disbelief.

While we were at my parents' house for Thanksgiving, he grabbed a can of tea out of the box and went to Drew.
Ace: "Dada, can I have this coke?"
Drew: "Go ask Mommy."
Ace: "K." Toddles across the room to me. "Mama, can I have this coke?"
Me: "Go ask Dada."
Ace: "K." Toddles across the room to Drew. "Dada, can I have this coke?"
Drew: looks at me "I told him to ask you."
Me: "I know, I was messing with him."
Drew: "Go ask your mama."
Ace: "K." Toddles across the room to me. "Mama, can I have this coke?"
Me: "Go ask Dada."
Ace: "K." Toddles across the room to Drew. "Dada, can I have this coke?"
Drew: "Go ask Mama."
Ace: "I'm gonna put this back."

Yes, I gave him some tea. :)

9 comments:

Mommy said...

OMG! I love him!!

Katy said...

Hooray!!!!

Allison said...

You rock Mommy!

i'm black betty said...

poor ace!!! y'all are just WRONG!!!! ;)

love it.

In the Dog House said...

Stuff like that is why he needed the pacis in the first place!

Watercolor said...

LOL! Gotta EARN tea in your house. heh. He is too cute!!!

Jo said...

Yay!! (although I *do* have to say I thought it was going to be a DIFFERENT kind of announcement).

RhondaLue said...

That's so funny about the tea! He's persistent! :) And you're my kinda momma. I love messing with my kids!

Way to go about the paci! what a clever way to get him to willingly give it up!

Sherry said...

Lying to him about some non-existent paci-needing agency was easy? Him crying for several days was easy? Easy was telling my son he was too big for them anymore, but he could just keep them beside his pillow so if he needed one, he could have it. He made his own decision and didn't cry once.