Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Yeah, my kid is 2 and has a binky, what of it?

Goldie still has a binky. And when I say has I mean is completely obsessed with. It was to the point that when she was about 18 months old and not talking, I figured out that i had better get it out of her mouth some of the time so she could learn to communicate. That's how much she loves her binky. Now she only gets it in the car and in bed which works out really well considering how much I hate the hateful glares I would get at the store. Hey you in the back! I can feel your stares through the internet. Tell you what, you tell her she can't have it any more and then take her home with you and see how long you can hold out to the screams of Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinkiiiiiiiiiiiyeee-yeeeee-yeeee.

I thought about taking it away on her birthday, but I simply don't have the heart. It is her best friend and confidant. She sings to it, snuggles it, shares it and has discussed possibly bringing it as her date to weddings and holiday celebrations.

We have recently discovered a new reason to let her keep it for now. So we can take it away. Let me explain. I have heard over and over that you have to find a child's currency when dealing with discipline. Lets say that labeling G as strong willed would be the understatement of the year. Are you whining Goldie? Hand me that binky. Sucking toothpaste out of the tube for a snack? Give it here kiddo. Did you sit on your sister? You know the drill. If I take it away for good she will have nothing to look forward to. You should seriously see how much this kid wants her binky.

This strategy is working awesomely. So now I am looking forward to other take away toys as she gets older. Thinking that a cell phone and car might be in her future......

6 Comments:

Blogger MomSmoo said...

You will know when it is right to take G's binky. I was told L would be over it in 3 days... YEAH RIGHT!! Every night he still checks his box where the nuk resided. Kid certainly hasn't forgotten about it yet.

7:59 AM  
Blogger mommy~dearest said...

Awesome idea!
A friend of mine had to cut the nipple part off of her daughter's binkie, and tell her it was broken. Apparently that worked for her.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I"m glad I have another reason for Lucas to keep his as well.

Jenn

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

I'm going to confess that we still have ours too, I'm not proud but there it is. I was going to do it when she turned two, but that was just days after we had the baby, then she was in a new bed, then the diapers went, and well, there's always a reason not to do it.

We need to. We really, really need to but I'm scared.

3:47 PM  
Blogger katydidnot said...

i have no video games in our house. no gameboys, no ps2's, no gamecubes, nothing. i have actually considered reconsidering this position just to have a little leverage when i need it. i say, go sistah, you know what you're doing. my daughter was completely in love with her binky (she called it paci) and i did take it away from her, broke it and said uh-oh. shoot. she didn't mind. she was totally okay with it. here's the thing though. that was four years ago and her thumb hasn't come out of her mouth since, and i can't figure a way to take the thumb away.

6:58 PM  
Blogger melodyann said...

Let me tell you something, you think she screams when you take her Binky now?

Take her car when she's 17 and see what she does.......

Be ready to call the cops...

4:12 PM  

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