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Monday, June 28, 2010

College and a binky?

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My five year old sucks a binky.

Yup, you heard me. He cannot go to sleep without it. Why I’m choosing to tell you this I have no idea? Of all the places to share this I am sharing it in Mom Blog world! Supermoms everywhere are going to have a heart attack!

My youngest son is totally attached to his binky, and I’m going to have to take some sort of action.

My oldest is 11(and you’ll be happy to know he’s no longer sucking a pacifier) did the same thing when he was little. He sucked his binky until he was five. It was a total security thing just as it is for my youngest now. He just stopped though. When kindergarten came around he just didn’t want it anymore. I think the social aspect of it was too embarrassing and none of the other 5 year olds were bringing one along with their nap mats, so it just went away. Easily. So I never really cared that his little brother did the same thing. Until now.

My youngest is different. Now we homeschool both of them, and he will never actually go to “kindergarten” (the building, the nap time). So that same motivation is not there for him. Oops.


I'm realizing he seems a little more attached to his than my oldest was. At least it seems that way. He wants it in the car sometimes if he's tired, and I had a friend over the other day. He was tired, and asked for it, and I wished I could have crawled under a rock. LOL I don't ever carry them around with me, so he doesn't ever get it unless it's bedtime, but still.

I realize by this point you’re either loving me or hating me. Some people think it’s no big deal others think its crazy! That’s fine. I can handle the backlash I may get today, but I wanted to play fair, and actually “confess” something.

Now I have to tell you that he isn’t walking around Target with a binky hanging out of his mouth. It’s solely a sleeping security thing. He wants it when he has to go to bed, or he’s tired. Mostly, he never wants to use it around anyone, b/c it’s so not cool, and he knows it.

I guess I could just throw them out, but I don’t. He would be devastated. Deep down I feel like he'll just give it up when he's done with it, and why force him? It's not that big of a deal. The other half of me wonders if he ever will give it up. Is he going to college with his binky? The Supernanny would so be having a field day with this one.

So that’s my confession. My five year old sucks a binky, and I haven’t done a thing about it. I'm not even sure if I'm that motivated to do anything about it now. I'm just telling you. and I might as well tell you he's 5 and 1/2!

If you follow the rules you’ll be nice to me. Perhaps you have some magic potion or idea I could use to get him to give it up.

Most of all, I just want you to confess something “mommy” you really don’t feel like sharing. That’s really the only thing that’s going to make me feel better. If I have some dirt on you, we’re good.







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At June 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

He's your son and if it doesn't bother you then that's all that matters. ;-)

I think we rush our kids too much in the "growing up" process these days. I hope to one day have a 15 year-old that is as innocent as a 10 year old instead of being pregnant.

(I can say this b/c I have rushed my first born in growing up, but I'm trying to slow it down for #2).

 
At June 28, 2010 at 9:43 AM , Blogger Shell said...

Oh, I love this meme idea. I just wrote it down in my little blog schedule thing- yes, I have to write stuff down or I forget! I'll try to think of one to link up soon!

It would be hard to take it away, especially since it's just for sleeping.

No judgement here.

 
At June 28, 2010 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Tennessee Mom said...

I wouldn't think there was anything wrong with it, especially since its only at night. I'd only be concerned if his permanent teeth were coming in (if they'd be damaged by it or not??).

I've just recently found your blog and I've enjoyed it so much! I've passed along an award to you in my post today: http://bit.ly/dBT4Jg

 
At June 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Not sure if I have the magic potion but when we made my daughter give up her "B" she was about 2 1/2 and I did the Binky Fairy. One day we gathered up all her "B"s (that's what she called it). I tied ribbon around them and she got to tie them on a tree out front. We told her she was giving them to the little babies who needed them. She was all ready to do it. That night the binky fairy came and delivered her a big girl gift. At the time she was in love play doh so she got play doh toys. The next 3 nights were a little rough but not unbearable and after that she never asked for it again. She found one a while back and didn't even remember what it was? So that's what worked for us. Hope that helps! ;)

 
At June 28, 2010 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

It is okay. Don't worry about it. I would only worry if he still had it when he goes to college. LOL

 
At June 29, 2010 at 12:42 AM , Blogger Mama Hen said...

Oh Adrienne, we are all supermoms! We love and adore our children and make sure their needs are met and protect them. The list can go on and on. We all may parent differently, but we are all supermoms. That makes you one too! On that note, the only thing that concerns me about the binky is his teeth. I just would not want him to have to have work done because of the binky. That would be my concern. I wonder if you can get your older son involved with helping him to let go of it. Perhaps he could encourage him, because he himself went through it. Sometimes when it is another child they might listen. Have a great day!

Mama Hen

 
At June 29, 2010 at 6:38 PM , Blogger Holly said...

I know people whose kiddos have had pacifiers until they were older...my son was 3 1/2 (at that point used it at sleeping times) when he gave his to Santa to give to the other babies. In return he got anything he wanted form Santa - a huge jar of Starburst. My second is almost 3 and way more attached.

 
At June 30, 2010 at 12:10 AM , Blogger Mama Hen said...

You have an award Adrienne! Come and get it! You deserve it!

Mama Hen

 

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