GROWING UP IS HARD TO DO
Yesterday, Charlie weaned himself from the pacifier that has been helping put him to sleep for the past year and a half. Ugh.
I know it sounds crazy. I should be happy, but I am angry. I knew it was over the minute I tried to put him down for a nap and he threw the pacifier across the room. I kept picking it up to return it to him and he kept throwing it back across the room. This went on for about 10 minutes until I finally gave up. Charlie wins. No more pacifier.
Most people won't admit that their 2 and a half year old uses a pacifier to go to sleep, but I don't care. I loved that thing. Charlie would crawl into bed during the day just to suck on it. He was an ease to put to sleep. His naps last week were an average of 3 hours long! However, now that Charlie has decided he no longer needs a pacifier, he won't take naps or go to sleep very easily. The day seems twice as long when Charlie doesn't nap.
I'm tired. Next child better wean me slowly from the pacifier. This quick method is really hard.