Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Phasing out the "Woo-Woo".


Dante will be 4 in July and still uses a pacifier to go to sleep. He calls it a "woo-woo" because he also has a special pillow that he totes around called his "boo-boo". So the Team is called "boo-boo-woo-woo".

Lately (and I think it is a bit of regression due to the pregnancy) he has been "boo-boo-woo-woo"'ing anytime that we are not outside or out of the house at the park or doing errands. We come home, and boom, in it goes into his mouth. I've been a little lax in telling him that "woo-woo" is just for bedtime, so it has become a habit now that as soon as we walk in the door, the "boo-boo-woo-woo" come out and I've got a baby on my couch.

Well, this morning and from now on, "woo-woo" will now be hiding during the day. He has "boo-boo", the pillow but the "woo-woo" is going to be JUST FOR BEDTIME! He actually looks cute with just the "boo-boo". Reminds me of Linus from the Peanuts comics.

Hopefully, the hidden "woo-woo" will be forgotten in a few weeks or so and he won't look for it at bedtime. The "boo-boo", on the other hand, doesn't bother me at all since it once belonged to me and was known as my "poo-doo-doo" and I relinquished using it at 32 years old when Dante was born. (but sometimes when D isn't looking, I'll snuggle with it for a few minutes too).

3 comments:

Carla said...

my almost 4 year old still uses the paci at bedtime too and tries to sneak it during the day. I don't have the heart to take it from him entirely yet. Good luck with keeping it from him. Hope the pregnancy is going well.

ProudSingleMum said...

Hope it works out for you! The names are SOOO cute. My kiddo snuggles up to ANY blanket, but prefers afghans. He'll say "I want a blankie with holes" haha. And if he doesn't have one 'with holes' to sleep...he does not sleep soundly!

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