Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Binky Battle
SOooo my two year old. He has an addiction and I hate to say but I am not helping it at all. I never thought it would get this bad. By this age his older brother was this age he was OK just having his binky at nap time and bedtime. I thought that is where we were heading with little man.
Over the last few weeks it has become a nightmare. He wants the things 24/7. I have about six strategically placed around the house. I try and take it away first thing and he screams. I do a good job at getting it away from him during the day at times and so does my daycare lady. The minute I walk into daycare he screams for it and we wrestle it away for the rest of the evening.
I wouldn't be so concerned except he still isn't talking a ton. My pediatrician suggested we limit it to get him talking. He can say words and he knows exactly what we are saying. I taught him some sign language so he signs for more and please and thank you and he is starting to say them but most of the time I am the only one who understands him.
The most frustrating and the funniest part is how he asks for it. Some kids yell binky and my niece used to call hers a goggie. But my kid does this war cry thing that sounds like: "Leedle, leedle ,leedle" And he keeps doing it until you give it to him.
At least I know he won't go to school with it....