I was really dragging my feet about getting rid of Griffin’s pacis. He loved his pacis. A lot.
We got rid of Levi’s pacis before he turned two, so we thought maybe two would be a good goal for Griffin as well. But Griffin’s second birthday came and went and he was still bff’s with his pacis. And let’s be honest, those pacis sure come in handy when you have a grouchy baby.
December 2nd arrived and I decided it was now or never. Goodbye pacis.
When Levi said goodbye to his pacis we had him put them all in a box and “mail” them away. When he took them to the mailbox he found his Ally there. He still sleeps with Ally every night. We had no idea what we were doing but it seemed to work so we decided to give it a try with Griffin too. Levi and I picked out Mr. Foxy for Griffin. I really thought that this plan was going to be a total flop. Griffin is a totally different kid than Levi and I was picturing him throwing Mr. Foxy back at me and begging for his pacis back.
One last snuggle with his paci.
Griffin got all his pacis packed up and we headed out to the mailbox.
He was yelling, “Mama!” I guess I was going a little too slow for him.
Levi was right there to support Griffin with his paci breakup. He’s a good big brother.
He wanted to open the mailbox so bad.
Griffin put his pacis in the mailbox and pulled out his “paci replacement” box.
Levi had to help him open it up of course.
And to my surprise Griffin was super excited about Mr. Foxy.
Don’t they look like best friends already? My fingers were crossed.
He had to introduce Mr. Foxy to Levi too.
Levi is Griffin’s biggest cheerleader as he reaches all these “big boy” milestones. I am so thankful they have each other.
Nap time came and I was really nervous. I was totally prepared for him not to sleep at all. When I put him in his crib he asked for his paci and whined a little but didn’t even shed a tear.
He just wanted to sleep with his semi truck instead. It was a total miracle.
I remember sitting outside of his door, right after I peeked in to find him asleep, praying for Griffin and thanking God for this easy transition. I had no idea if this was a fluke and tomorrow would be a fight, but I was so thankful for this moment. It was a gift. Transitions can be really hard and trying for a mama. And you never know what to expect. Every kid is different. We have had hard transitions at our house too and God has faithfully given us just what we needed to make it through those moments too. But I want to remember to come to Him when things are going well in the same way I run to Him when I am sinking. He is right in the midst of these moments too.
Well, the next few days held some major fits before naps. There was definitely a little adjustment time. But now the pacis are officially gone and I am so thankful to have this transition behind us. Goodbye pacis. Next up…potty training.