Because of these:
We decided it was time to dispose of these:
Saying goodbye to binkies is hard. Maren's coming up on four years this summer, so it was do or die time. Mary taught me this one: I started talking to Maren like a month ago about collecting all of her binkies and taking them to Wal-Mart to buy a Mickey Mouse. Seriously, everyday for a month. Finally, one Saturday, I mustered up the courage to actually do it. I let her have one final suck...
...and then threw that binky in the ziplock bag with the others and we were off. Maren picked out her Mickey Mouse, we went to the check out and the nice lady behind the register made the exchange. Here she is with her beloved Mickey:
Of course she asked for her binky that afternoon when she laid down to take a nap. She didn't like it, but I was surprised how quickly she went to sleep. She has now been binky free for just about 2 weeks. Yay!
My New Favorite - Sweet Mini Peppers
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