I commented a week or so ago that Baby Gray would likely
not go to kindergarten sleeping with his paci. He only had (notice that’s in past tense!) it in his bed, and so I wasn’t bothered by it.
Early this week, though, we got a call from the Paci Fairy. She needed some pacis for new babies, and she was willing to trade toys for pacifiers. She gave a few simple steps for us to follow in case Baby Gray thought he was ready for an exchange.
- Spend some time talking about the swap and make sure Baby Gray knew he wouldn’t get the paci back if he took the Paci Fairy up on her offer.
- Tell the Paci Fairy what toy he would like to trade his paci for. His choice.
- Send the paci via balloon to the Paci Fairy. In exchange, she’d send a balloon down with his toy of choice.
He talked about it for a couple of days, and when we thought he was ready, we bought a balloon. He helped tie the paci on and everything! He kept saying, “I’m so excited!”
We thought for a minute the paci was going to be too heavy, but with a slight slip of the hand, off it went!
We made our way to the front door (where the Paci Fairy was going to make her drop) to see what she left.
Whoa! Thomas! Just like he asked for,
except that it wasn’t Thomas, it was Edward, and he noticed immediately.
We rocked, read, and got tucked in with the new train, and then some tears came. He was upset, but not in a bad way. He cried for a bit, then laid, down, covered himself up, and went right to sleep.
He slept the whole night with nary a peep!