as you can see, she and the "passy" had a special bond.
i have know for along time that we needed to break this bond so, about a month ago we started having the conversation about the pacifier going away. i told olivia that when the pacifiers would be going away and when they went away they would be gone forever. her response was, "like balloons, mommy." "yes," i said, "like balloons." so the idea was born-- put the pacifiers in balloons and send them into the sky and out of our house!
after days of preparation, the day finally came, olivia and i went to the "balloon store" (a.k.a. party city). she picked a special balloon for each pacifier (red balloon for the red pacificer, blue balloon for the blue pacifier, and so on), and after some crazy looks from the teenage boy working the balloon counter, we left with a handful pacifier-filled helium balloons.
as soon as we pulled into the garage, olivia was ready and excited to let the balloons and pacifiers go- so without any further delay we launched the balloons. the pacifiers went
up, up, and away.
to many this may seem like a HUGE production for such a small thing, but i am really proud of olivia for being such a big girl and "letting go" of her "passies." so far olivia is doing great! just few sad moments before nap #1 with no "passy" and bedtime is getting easier every day.