So....I'm THAT mom.
Yup, the mom who didn't have the heart to take away my daughters pacifier...aka soosy... at the appropriate age.... Aubrey's 3 and a half now.
I know, I know bad right? BUT we have had some serious life upheaval in the last year. What with the move to Georgia a few months back, all of Zach's travel before that (interviewing for residency positions), then the whole trip to Canada... there was always a reason for me to let her have her soos (for night time really, but the little sneak would hide with it if she found it before bedtime and happily suck away!).
I thought I'd get rid of it about a month after we moved here, that was the plan anyway... but then Aubrey self-imposed potty training, and being the softy that I am, I couldn't take it away when she was trying to figure that all out (are you sensing an "excuse" pattern?!?).
All that to say, tonight was THE night! I knew I had to get rid of it long before the new baby comes so Aubrey wouldn't regress or go and steal the baby's soos (does that even happen?! I'm not taking any chances....).
I had been prepping Aubrey for the last two weeks, giving her a count down to when the "Soos Fairy" would show up to take it away--if she left it in a basket outside her bedroom door-- and leave a present instead (I got the present idea from Amy, thanks Amy!).
She was getting really excited for it even though she would randomly tell my how much she'd miss her soos, and didn't like the Soos Fairy.... too cute :)
Tonight she announced, before bed, that she didn't want her soos because she thought that the fairy would come tonight (I told her she was coming tomorrow).
So I went with it, got the basket for her and she plopped her soos in.
Aubrey was all tucked in, bedtime prayers were said and about 20 minutes later I hear her softly calling my name.... and weeping.....
*insert my mushy heart and I'm all ready to go in with the soos*
So I went in (prayed hard to be strong) and told her I'd sit with her until she fell asleep.
I nearly caved when I saw her big fat tears on her cheeks and she told me, "it's SO hard Mama, I miss my soosy."
But about 10 minutes later she was fast asleep and I was/am feeling victorious!
How sad is that?!? And over a soos....
But I am.
I'm having a hard time thinking my baby is growing up and I know that in a few short months, when baby #2 comes, she'll look even bigger.... scary.
For now I will relish in this small, yet major, victory.
...And try not to forget to put her new Dora book in said basket!
Oh and remember the other day when I was talking about being freaked out of having twins?!?
That same night I find THIS in my pack of mushrooms.....
Are you kidding me?!? Twin mushrooms???
~~~Excuse the pictures...they're from my phone and the one of Aubrey sleeping is awful quality, but I didn't want to wake her, lest she wanted her soos again!~~~