Saturday, May 7, 2011

Doctor Said 'No More Pappys'!


I am so smart!

The boys gave up their pappys (i.e. pacifiers) during the day a long time ago. Maybe at 18 months? It was a non-event. They didn't even miss them. But they've still had them for naps and at night.

I took the boys in to the doctor this week because they've had a red rash on their face. We've tried cutting out eggs and even tried buying soy milk (Ben loved that!) but it doesn't appear to be food related. I really think it's from all the drooling. Anyway, while we were there I told the doctor on the side to tell P&M that it was time to get rid of their pacifiers.

The looks on their faces when the doctor got down at their level and explained that the pappys needed to be g-o-n-e gone was priceless. Just very intent eye contact with the doctor. They froze. The boys knew exactly what she was saying.


It worked!

Cold turkey. Prior cried for a while during their first nap without them but all-in-all it was a very easy process.

In the days that would follow, both Prior and Mason would randomly say (with a HUGE pouty face) "doctor said no more pappys".

And guess who they were mad at!?

Not me!

Not Ben!

I had been dreading taking the pappys away for a very long time and it wasn't nearly as bad as I had expected.

Another funny tid-bit...

One pacifier wasn't enough. They always had to have a "nudder one" in their other hand when they went to bed. You know, just in case. If you put them to bed with just one they would insist on another one.

Not any more!

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