Ok peeps, I feel as if I need to set the record straight here. People have commented, asked questions, scolded, etc. on this whole binkies for Santa thing. Here is the deal. Maggie was HARDCORE, and by hardcore, I mean hardcore binkie addict. There was hardly a moment in a day that she didn't have that thing in her mouth. It was getting ridiculous, you couldn't understand her talk, she wouldn't smile at people, etc. So, we changed Maggie to binkies ONLY at bedtime about 7 months ago. It was a fairly painless transition. We started by snipping a little of her binkie off, which she was NOT fond of. However, after a very short amount of time she knew that she got it when she took a nap and went to bed at night. Sometimes she would be so desperate for it, she'd ask to go to bed, just so she could suck on it. Even that passed, and really, all was well in the land of milk and binkies. Genrally, as soon as she'd wake up she'd hand me her binkie and inform me that "nummies are only for bed." She even liked to boss Max around on the subject, pulling his out of his mouth and throwing it in the crib. However, in the last couple of weeks she seemed to make a real regression and was wanting it ALL the time. She'd come out of her bedroom with it still firmly in place and run from me when I asked for it. She was whining and crying for it, wanting it in the car, etc. I mean, it wasn't 24/7, but it was much more than usual. None the less, I was just fine letting her keep it for bedtime.
Here is the truth of the matter...It was her DADDY who decided that it was time to give it up completely. He's (firmly pointing the finger) the one who insisted that she give it up to Santa for good. So, my cyber friends (and real ones) place the blame on him, ok?!
But, for what it's worth, she is doing much better with the nap and bedtime. Hardly a sound out of her at naptime and minimal crying at bedtime. She is trying to be tricky and inform me that "No, she doesn't need her nummy, just a BINKY". 'Cause there is a difference see. hahahaha She's smart, I'll give her that.
Anyway, hope that clears up a little something for all interested parties. I have almost kept my sanity intact, and she's nearly past this, I think.
Binky dreams and milk wishes,