Monday, October 31, 2011

Goodbye Binkies

Ryan and I knew this day was coming for quite sometime, but after Camryn turned 3 we knew it was time to pull the trigger. We knew it was going to have to be something major and leave it to Ryan to come up with the perfect plan. And after a LOT of talking about it we made a family night date of it and headed to the Disney Store. Ryan talked to one of the employees about our plan, while Camryn and I shopped for the perfect prize. 
 She had already decided on a Snow White doll since that is what she would be for Halloween. And the Rapuntzel was additional so she could have something to sleep instead of her beloved binkies. 
 When she was already the employee played up the paying with binkies perfectly. The one time we actually appreciated the cheesiness of their employees. She had the perfect amount to buy the dolls-7 binkies (we scoured the whole house to make sure we got them all).
 Don't worry that both Ryan and I got a little choked up for her. But she was so proud of herself and was so excited about her purchases-we have never bought anything from the Disney Store before.
We celebrated with her favorite Panda Express or Panda Eat Eat as she still calls it. And thankfully has not asked for it once ever since. She knows where they went and is so excited to be a big girl. Sleep on the other hand is not a fun. No more naps unless in the carand the number of times she is awake in the middle of the night has greatly increased. Success I would say-but it is still a rough for both parties. Hopefully in the next few weeks we will start to see even more progress!

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Brillant plan!

v a n e s s a said...

oh that is a really smart plan! tell her we said good job, and what a big girl!

Jessica said...

Oh that is never a fun transition. Hang in there with all of that sleep deprivation, along with waking up with a baby I'm sure. She is too cute.

Karen M. said...

Such a big girl to go through with it all! I'm so proud of her and you both for paying the real price.

Whitney said...

What a good idea!! I am going to have to remember that for the future!

nikki said...

Smart idea guys! She did so good. I really hate that no nap transition. And it always seems like it happens when you've got a new baby and are totally sleep deprived and needing a break. Poo. Miss you!

abbie said...

we just did this with olivia too...we're like 2 1/2 weeks in and experiencing the same thing! she takes WAY longer to fall asleep at night and only naps if she falls asleep in the car... which i try to generally avoid so it doesn't continue the vicious cycle of late nights not falling asleep! :) but i think after a month they should settle in and get back to normal right?!? good luck!