Thursday, January 17, 2008
Today the Binkies broke. Yes, ALL of them. Josiah and Gavin both couldn't understand how they could just break, but I told them when you get big enough, the binkies break and you're now a Big Boy. It broke Gav's heart. He sobbed, asked me to hold him, then cheered slightly when he told me we could go to the store to buy more. I told him again he was now a big boy and could pick a new big-boy cup out at Wal-mart, but no more binkies. He kept asking "How?" and "Why did the binkies break?" He even asked me to get him a screwdriver and a hammer so he could fix them. The 3 binkie stubs have been his constant companions today. Needless to say, it has been a long and rather emotional day. His cousin Ezra gave up the binkie last month, so Gavin wanted to call and have someone to commiserate with him. Ezra told him "I'm sorry. It's okay." Comforting words from someone who has shared the pain. If the abrupt demise of the binkies seems harsh to you, know it is hard on me, too. I don't want to take his comfort away, but within the last month, he has gotten way too attached. He has gone from a nap/night binkier to an all-day binkier. It had to go!-but not without some tears from Gavin (and me).