Tuesday, March 10, 2009

the ubiquitous binky


here is little c., and here is his binky, his pasha, his dummy, whatever you want to call it. the two of them go everywhere together; and just try and separate them, oh-ho, just try. you will soon feel the wrath of the two-year-old. i need to hunker down and get more consistent about taking it away from him, but it is proving difficult. with sweet m. it was a pretty natural progression, we started leaving it at home when we went places, then we'd leave it in the crib and she could only have it for naps and bed, then only bed, then not at all. but little c. is a more stubborn child.
do any of you have tips for getting binkies out of the picture?

5 comments:

Greatgranny Angel from Texas said...

Photoshop removes them from the pictures. However I have no clue on removing them from someone who is two. He is a cutie and i enjoy your blog.

jomama said...

thanks for visiting! yea, i guess i wasn't very clear. i did mean getting him to give up the binky forever. it's kind of silly that most of our pictures of him have that binky, but i don't mind much because that's how he always looks at this phase in his life!

D'Arcy said...

my aunt, when wanting to get her child off of his bottle, took him to the park and they threw the bottles away. Then, when he cried for the next two weeks about the bottle, she would say that it was in the garbage at the park. This almost seems cruel to me, but I guess he got over it eventually.

Not sure about the long term effects there :)

jomama said...

yikes! i don't think i could do that! but i am getting tempted to just through them all away; i think that might be the only way we get them away from him.

wide open spaces said...

this worked for us: we cut out a bit of the tip with scissors. the suction feel different and our son didn't like it. we talked about how the binky was broken. if he kept using it, we would cut a little more off. we didn't "take" it way from him. but we did make it a lot less appealing. he just decided he didn't like it anymore.