Ready for another one?
A few years ago, around the time Bean was born actually, I remember seeing a then three year old with a pacifier and thinking to myself, "That's ridiculous."
Fast forward four years.
Another, in my eyes, parenting fail.
Bean is over four years old now. Four years and two months to be exact.
We just, finally, got rid of her binkies this past weekend. She was completely dependent on them at bedtime and even at some points during the day when she needed to regroup a little. We kept saying we were going to get rid of them, but it was not a big deal, only at nighttime, my pregnancy, the birth of Blue, her being sick, me going away for a time, excuse, excuse, reason, reason... In the end, we knew it needed to be done but didn't want the headache of what it entailed.
I've never written about it here, I don't talk about it to others and I've gone to great lengths to get rid of binkies that showed up in pictures or in the background of our lives.
Why? Because I was embarrassed that we didn't address this sooner and we allowed it to go on for WAY, way too long. This has been a dirty little secret I haven't wanted to share.
This past weekend we had the official Binky Party that included cake and the cutting up of the binkies. At four years old, this is so long overdue, I can only hang my head in shame.
Bean is doing remarkably well with it though and although she has cried at bedtime the past two nights, she has fallen asleep without a major issue. She did tell me that "cutting up binkies is really hard."
So there we have it.
Parenting fail, parenting fail confessed.