Friday, April 23, 2010

Bye Bye Baba

One of Kenzie's best beds is her paci (aka baba). Last Friday we decided to limit it only to the bed and she did a great job. She only asked for it a few times and was never upset with the answer. For naptime at school she did great without it so I figured it was time to just get ride of it all together. Kenzie loves baby Cooper, Chastity's little boy, so we talked for several days about her giving it to him. Since she LOVES lollipops I told her that once she gave them to Cooper he would give her a pop. She kept telling me day after day "baby baba pop", "baby baba pop". I think she was informing me that she was ready to get that lollipop so sweet Chastity let me run over there at the last minute and give her dear friends to Cooper.

She was so excited to give it to him. She kept trying to put it in his mouth and was excited that she was giving him this special gift. All of the kids enjoyed a heart lollipop and we all cheered Kenzie on. All was well with the world until bedtime. She cried for almost an hour and woke up in the middle of the night wanting it. After being comforted she went back to sleep and began her morning at 5:30. YIKES!! She went down for a nap and cried about 20 minutes so we are crossing our fingers that it only gets better from here.

I am not sure who it hurts worse because my heart was torn apart hearing her cry for it. She is great sleeper and I hated to take away something that she loves and something that makes her feel comfort. This is only the beginning of my life of parenting and making hard decisions. I am sure there will be many times I will take something away for the best of my children and listen to their tears. I am sure with each time it doesn't get any easier seeing and hearing your child with a broken heart.

Getting them ready to give to Cooper

I think Cooper is excited!!

So happy about the lollipop

Good job Kenz
Her new lovie made by our friend Cindy


the bowlin family said...

I am so proud of you Knz and your mommy too!! Your new lovie is soooo pretty and looks so soft!! You are such a big girl! :)

Chastity said...

Kenzie~ Cooper LOVES his new ba ba's. Thank you so much for sharing them with him. You are such a sweet little girl!

MISTY and CO... said...

i am not even sure where to begin....