Last week our Parents as Teachers Parent Educator (whoah) came over for a visit. We discussed many things, but one thing in particular was Micah's language development. I'll save that whole story for another post, but one thing she mentioned was his beloved binky. Micah is a binky boy. Unfortunately, we've allowed him to have the binky whenever and wherever he wanted it.
Today, that's all a-changing. Over the weekend we talked to Micah about how we were going to start leaving binky in his room. I strongly believe in talking to kids about things and giving them fair warning. If we're going to leave the house in 10 minutes, I will tell him that we're going to leave the house in 10 minutes. That way, if he throws a fit about leaving, I can remind him that I told him we were leaving. Surprisingly, this works most of the time.
Anyway, the binky. So we had the convos and they usually ended with him saying, "NO," to the whole idea. But, we stayed the course (haha, sorry) and started with plan "Binky in Bedroom" this morning. At first, it was awful. I even cried a little (not in front of Micah) because he was so upset. But, after a good long talk with his dad, he willingly put his binky on his bed and came down for breakfast. He had to take a few breaks and go up to his room for "binky time," but he is doing amazingly well for the most part.
Truth be told, I'm impressed. As usual, Micah surprised me. Of course, it's only mid-afternoon on the first day, but still. Let a mama be proud for a minute. :)