Nov 1, 2010

Bye Bye, Binky!

It is now day number 10 without the binky. Sienna's done pretty well, way better than we expected. I might miss it more than she does, since it's such a convenient "plug" particularly when she's tired and grumpy and melting down in public.  Occasionally she still asks for it, but typically only once.  What we have discovered is that bedtime was much more fun for us with a binky.  Sienna now fights bedtime and cries when she goes down and just can't self-soothe as easily without the binky.  We've always been spoiled with Sien, since she's just a really good sleeper, always has been, for the most part.  I don't know how much of it is the new binky-less routine, or if it's just the fun of having a 2-year-old, or maybe a little of both?  Well, it's been fun to hear all the excuses she comes up with when it's time to go to sleep.  She'll say "Mom, I want to cuddle." Sienna has never been much of a cuddler, so she knows this will get to us! Or we'll get the usual "I'm hungry" or "I'm thirsty" (which she probably is, since she's a horrible eater). She'll also run to her room and close the door.  She'll even say "I'm going to go close my door" and run and close it and come back.  Not sure what she's thinking there....will we forget where her room is?  Will we not be able to get into her room if the door is shut?  She's so funny.  Last night was my particular favorite.  She yelled, "Daddy, I want to watch the game with you!"  What dad can resist a little girl who wants to watch the game with him? She's a sly little one, I tell you! Already figuring out how to wrap mom and dad around her tiny little finger!