Arlo sends his dummies to the ‘babies’…
I didn’t think this was ever going to happen, but the day finally came when Arlo had his dummy surgically removed from his mouth. We have been meaning to do this since last year, but it just felt like a massive ballache doing it, so I kept putting it off. Stuart had other ideas and decided one Saturday that today was the day.
He drew a little picture of ‘mushroom fairy’ and we put them in a box to go to the babies. Then the crying started. From three out of the four of us. He kept sobbing and running to the window, running back like his heart was breaking…and then he finally fell to sleep. In our bed. And he hasn’t asked for it ever again!
We’re super proud of him for giving it up, it was literally like his third arm. But now. we’ve found a new problem. He doesn’t know how to settle himself, so we’re having some bedtime battles…that are taking over an hour. Every. Night.