Saturday, March 8, 2014

The End of an Era

Around our house for the past four years, we've had a lot of pacifiers come and go.  I'm embarrassed to say that I probably have spent at least a hundred dollars or more on them through the years, first with Jackson and then with Will.  As newborns, they both loved the soothies like they have at the hospital, and then they moved on to the Nuk brand.  The cute little designs and colorful patterns were so cute stuck in their little mouths.  At age two and a half, the Easter bunny left Jackson some special prizes in exchange for his pappies (as he called him.)  After about three days, we were doing great.  He never really asked for them any more.  

Will has had a little bit harder time giving his up.   He decided he would "mail" his pappoos (as he calls them) to his cousin Harper and her friends, in exchange for a toy sword he had been wanting.  Jackson also got a sword too for being the helpful big brother.  The first night went really well, he only cried a few minutes.  Nap times have been a little harder since he has had a hard time winding himself down with out his favorite soothing mechanism.  After two weeks, we are finally getting into a routine without any pappoos.  He will still occasionally ask if they will be mailed back to him, and he tells us he really misses them.  He isn't crying for them anymore which is great!  Just this past weekend, we also set up his big boy bed.  He has done wonderful with that transition.  I can't believe how fast my little guys are growing up!

The Easter bunny leaves Jackson a special note back when he left his pappy for him

Jackson loved them so much that he needed two!

Two and a half year old Jackson

Brotherly love, the last day with pappoo

Last night with pappoo

Getting their new swords since Will is a big boy!

Mailing off the pappoos  :)

1 comment:

  1. Bless Will and his pappoos (that name cracks me up). Glad the transition has gone smoothly... or at least relatively smoothly. Miss you guys!