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No more binkie LO

We finally took the binkie away from Cadence a couple of weeks ago.... I had to scrap this monumentous event. Lol

Text reads: "Well Cadence, I knew this day would eventually come. The day where we would take that precious binkie away. You only were allowed to have it during naptime and bedtime, but you were getting older, and we knew it was time to finally say goodbye. Daddy told you that you were a big girl now and that some other kids needed your binkie. You smiled and said ok. But when it was time for bed, you threw a huge fit (crying, screaming, and banging on the door) that lasted about 45 minutes until you fell asleep. The next day when it was time for nap you were upset again when we didn’t give you your binkie. You finally went to sleep and when mommy came to get you, this is what I saw as I opened the door. A BIG MESS!! Books and toys were scattered everywhere. But, it was a small price to pay, as afterall, you are a big girl now! "

(ETA: that's Cadence's binkie that I took a picture of.... I can't let her see this page otherwise she'll be crying for it again!... SHH!!) Lol

Can anyone see what's awfully weird about this page?!? Wink

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I see Cadence in the picture twice! I am guessing her standing in the middle of the room was taken from another picture and pasted into this picture!?!

I remember dreading taking Xavier's binkie away. We had cut him down to mostly just nap and bedtime (although if he got grumpy in public we caved and gave it to him). Then one weekend he lost the last two we had. So I didn't rush out and buy more. I think it was far too easy....a couple days he looked in the places I would put it up out of his reach until he could have it at nap time. But that was it. He didn't throw any fits or loose any sleep. We got way way lucky!

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I don't see anything weird. I think it is awesome!! I especially love the colors you chose, but it's all great!

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"MelodyME" wrote:

I see Cadence in the picture twice! I am guessing her standing in the middle of the room was taken from another picture and pasted into this picture!?!

I remember dreading taking Xavier's binkie away. We had cut him down to mostly just nap and bedtime (although if he got grumpy in public we caved and gave it to him). Then one weekend he lost the last two we had. So I didn't rush out and buy more. I think it was far too easy....a couple days he looked in the places I would put it up out of his reach until he could have it at nap time. But that was it. He didn't throw any fits or loose any sleep. We got way way lucky!

you're right.... Cadence is in there twice.... hopefully its not too obvious!! Lol

you totally got cheated out of a horrible parenting experience!!! ROFL

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What a great page! And wtg Cadence! (Even if you are less than happy about it lol)

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perfect! Love how you did the journaling and title.

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Unless you had said something, I'd have never gone back and looked for the "something wierd". Wink So I don't think anyone will notice the two Cadence's. Biggrin It's a great page to scrapbook! I was so upset when K wouldn't take the paci :rolleyes: but after hearing some parenting stories about taking it away, I'm not so discouraged anymore. Wink The "NO" on your title is great!

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Great page! I didn't notice Cadence was in there 2x until I read Meoldy's post and had to go look for her! I am sorry she had such a hard time giving it up. We took Kayley's away while she had a cold (I know that sounds cruel to take it while she is sick), but she was so stuffy she couldn't suck on it anyways and she never looked back, let alone ask for it! PHEW!

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I seriously love that layout. It is beautiful and the journaling is great. How old was she? I don't think I have it in me to take Brooks pacis yet even though I know I need to.

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Aw. We started out with only using the paci when Tessa was in bed or the car. One day in the car she bit a hole in it and told me it did not work (about 18 months old) and I never replaced it. At 20 months we stopped keeping it in the bed and only gave it to her if she asked for it, some days she did and others she did not after a few weeks she just stopped asking for it, out of site out of mind. Yet if she sees one now she pops it right in.

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The journaling is great. My mom has horror stories about my baby sis and her poo! That's what she called her pacifier. I just barely remember b/c I was little but my mom swears her eyes turned red like the devil when she would try to hide it from her. Smile

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"momandteacher" wrote:

I seriously love that layout. It is beautiful and the journaling is great. How old was she? I don't think I have it in me to take Brooks pacis yet even though I know I need to.

we just did it a couple of weeks ago... so 2 years and 3 months... too old for a binkie!

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Cute- I'll tell you what I thought the weird part was---- the carpet that shows through the binky handle.... I'd have to fill it with the pink, but I am ADHD and notice little nit picky things like that!

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that lo is great. i think we're going to take the binkie away from ds in the next couple weeks. But we're potty training too so don't want to do too much at once.

u gave me a great idea for a lo though thanks

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"jellybelle" wrote:

Cute- I'll tell you what I thought the weird part was---- the carpet that shows through the binky handle.... I'd have to fill it with the pink, but I am ADHD and notice little nit picky things like that!

when I was doing the page i tried to get rid of the carpet, but it wouldn't do it.. but i suppose i can give it another try though (i want to get rid of it as well!)

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Lol This just made my night. Way to catch those perfect scrapping moments! LOVE IT!

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what a riot!!!! and I wouldn't have noticed there were two of her if you hadn't said something. Wink

the binky fairy came and took all of Natalie's binkies last spring. she steals Jack's at least once a day, it's so frustrating!

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LOL! Way to capture the moment! You did a great job of telling the story and showcasing it! Smile

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What a great idea for a page, and that picture is priceless! I would never have noticed there were two Cadences if you hadn't said anything Smile

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I would have never noticed there were two of her if you hadn't said anything was weird. I had to go back and really look to find something! And I didn't even notice the carpet in the binky until it was mentioned LOL! I think it is a great LO!

Xavier was about 18 months give or take a few weeks when he gave his paci up. But honestly when he was first born he wouldn't take one. He was about 4 or 5 months before he took one. I was trying every paci there was to find he would take. He was a comfort sucker and wouldn't go to sleep without the breast or bottle. So he was awful to get to sleep until we found a paci he liked. He would cry and cry until I breast or bottle fed him...and he didn't even drink it...it filled up in his mouth and then ran out all over when he fell asleep! Some studies do say that in infants it helps to reduce SIDS because the sucking motion helps remind them to breathe. But of course that is just some research and studies...SIDS has so many theories and supposed helps. As attached as he got to the paci finally I really thought we would never get rid of it. But I also thought that about his attachment to always having to cart around a receiving blanket too. And he quit that completely on his own just a few months after the paci.