10 July, 2007

Goodbye, Old Friend

As I mentioned last week, Friday turned out to be a big day. Not only did I take Mini #1 shopping for his school uniforms, but Mini #2 also bid farewell to his passies. Now, any parent of a kid who uses (or used) passies, can tell you how difficult it is to get rid of them. Mini #1 never used a passie and although mini #2 only used them for sleeping, it's been a tough road to get rid of them.


So, last week was the week. We counted down the days and every morning told him "only 'X' more days til we send passie to the passie fairy!" So Friday came and mini #2 picked out his own balloons to send the passies away on. By the way, in case you're wondering, it takes approximated 5 balloons per passie to get them up to the passie fairy. Anyhow, it all went swimingly and he said his little goodbyes and sent them up to the passie fairy. Can I just tell you how relieved I am to have this behind us?

In other news around the Monogram household, there is all sorts of preschool drama going on (which, don't worry, I will not bore you with because I know you couldn't care less), and lots of half finished projects. I just can not seem to get motivated or inspired lately to finish my ideas. This is most unlike MM! Right now I'm headed out to lunch with a girlfriend, then later today I'll hop back on and do a new Blog spotlight. Tomorrow will be a crafty post, followed by a much belated list of "Things I Love" which I haven't done in a while. Sorry I've been coming and going so much these days, but this summer has kept me much busier with travel and the boys than I thought!



28 Comments:

a. said...

Love this idea. A great send off! Will have to remember it if I ever have kids!

Kris said...

Congrats to Mini #2. Our neighbors are talking about the Passie Fairy with their little guy - I will share your success story :)

Libby said...

How sweet is that note to the passie fairy? I'll tell you: it's super sweet!

(I hope the preschool drama subsides quickly)

Curly said...

What a great idea for the paci's final day...I love the balloons sending off to the paci fairy! I am pregnant and will remember that one day if I have a paci baby/child, but will definitely share with my friends who are currently struggling with this task!

Monogram Momma said...

I'll tell you guys, this passie habit is a hard one to break! I swear they need to make a 12 step intervention program for these passie kids. Better yet, build a "Promises" type luxury pacie detox facility and I will hapilly accompany my child to that.

However, I must say he's done great since sending them off to the Pacie Fairy and we haven't had one tear over it!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

So darn cute! What a great idea. I will have to tell all my friends about it.

suburban prep said...

That is a wonderful idea. Now if we could get my 4yr old niece to stop sucking her fingers.

Kara said...

Those pictures are adorable. I thought of you the other night because I was in Target buying more of those Merona short sleeved cable knits you talked about. Love them!

hqm said...

Good for Mini #2!!!! Our Passie Fairy left a Big Girl present after she took the Passie....I can't wait to share your idea with my friends!

Melissa said...

Was he suuuuper attached to it?? How old is he? My daughter is just 3 and is painfully shy. It's like the only comfort thing she's got. I seriously think she would have a heart attack without it. My son is only 1 & eh, it doesn't bother me w/him...yet.
My orthodontist said it won't affect their teeth until about 5-6 yrs old when baby teeth fall out & adult teeth come in. God help me if they have their "nye-nye" (like night-night) that long. Hunting for them all the time is super annoying.

sewgracious said...

WTG on the Passie Fairy! Passie was a favorite in our house too. We'd not heard of the passie fairy back then, but what a cool idea!

Strangely, about the time passies had run their course in our house, a new black dog had been running in our neighborhood. Conveniently, "Itty Bitty Black Dog" took ours when we weren't home one day. ~GASP~ ;-)

It was fine....no crying, no be-moaning the lost passie. Everything was OK since Itty Bitty Black Dog took care of it.

I have to LOL now. DD knows the truth of Itty Bitty Black Dog!

Broady said...

Absolutely precious! Love the pictures. I will remember this one for the future!

sisters with style said...

what a great idea! So cute and I bet your're relieved to be free of the passie!

sara said...

I'm glad it went well with getting rid of the paci. I agree, there should be a 12 or 20 step program! My son did fine for a couple of weeks and then it's like he realized it was gone. We had sleeping issues for weeks. Here's hoping yours goes better!

Head Hen said...

Great idea--such a thoughtful thing from a child's point of view. We ended up going "cold turkey" on the paci. It was hard for a night or two but after that it was no big deal (luckily).

QueenMother said...

Awww...what a sweet way to say "good bye" to the passies. With the lawyer, we just said, "No more ninny." He shrugged his shoulders and rolled over and went to bed. I don't think the politician will be so easy.

tiffany said...

Your method was much sweeter than mine. I cut the tips off all of our pacies- worked though.

tommiea said...

That is the most adorable thing I have seen....I have a thumbsucker, I have no clue how to get her to stop!

Sue said...

Wishing you continued success with the passie detox, such a cute idea. Mini # 2 is just adorable.

Monogram Momma said...

Melissa: Yes, he was very attached to it. When we would check on him in the middle of the night, he still had it in his mouth. He kept it in ALL NIGHT LONG and actually sucked on it so I was really dreading this. But we talking about the Passie Fairy for several weeks and then counted down the week of so it wasn't a shock to him. My husband and I both felt like at 3-1/2, he really was too old to have it and frankly, I was SO TIRED of hunting it down when we were on vacation or long car rides having to pull over to search the floor for it, etc. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about! But my pediatric dentist said that prolonged passie use can actually affect the permanent teeth (even thought they haven't lost baby teeth yet) from the hard sucking and has been telling us to ditch it for a long time. Good luck!

Tiffany: I have a few friends who also cut the tips off but I was afraid it would just prolong getting rid of it and I was worried about the "germ factor"

Tommiea: I was a thumbsucker too and my parents had the hardest time getting me over that habit. I think they ended up putting stuff on my thumb that tasted gross.

SLC said...

Love your passie idea!! Very creative.

Sasha said...

Oh, what a great idea! We took our son's to the baby monkeys at the zoo right before his third birthday. Like your son, he only used them to sleep, but I was so worried it would be super-dramatic. We put them in a gift sack with bow, found a zoo-keeper and asked them (wink, wink) to please give them to the baby monkeys. Worked like a charm!

Melissa said...

That is such a cute idea! I will have to remember that trick one day!

Lady Tramaine said...

Such a good idea! Do you think this would work with my 14 year old for his Playstation? ha!

The Charmed Life Online said...

This idea is the best!!! You turned a sticky situation into a cute memory!

Ashley said...

That was an awesome idea and those pictures are priceless! The Big Kid just put down his paci and blankey one day at 2.5 and never picked them up again. I thought it was going to be hell.

Congrats on an easy transition!

Preppy Rider said...

What a fabulous idea - I may have to 'borrow' this one day!

Susan said...

What a great idea!!!!! Congrats to Mini #2!!!!!