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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Paci Party

YES, I know....Luke will be two years old in just two more weeks but he has been addicted to his paci since the day he was born. After taking him to the pediatrician last week with his ear infection, I was reminded that the paci contributes to the pressure and fluid buildup in the ear and it would be a good idea to toss it ASAP. So, I decided to wait the week of Thanksgiving to do it so to keep my extended family from being miserable in case there would be screaming and tantrums galore. Guess what!?!?!?!? We had our PACI PARTY today. I snipped the tips of all four pacis (not in front of him, mind you) and then, when he asked for one, I handed it to him and he simply looked at it, put it in his mouth, smiled, removed it, and said, "Broken, Mama." I pointed to the trash can and he just walked over to it and tossed them all in together. I was amazed at how easy that was. He asked for his paci a few times this afternoon but I reminded him that they were broken and in the trash can. He was ok with that! Then, at bedtime, he asked for one again. I gave him a broken one (don't worry, I washed it) and he just cupped it in his hand and fell asleep. Wish I had done this sooner. Here is a picture of Luke tossing his paci into the trash can.

Mitch and I just finished watching the movie, AMAZING GRACE. It was really good.

We've only been living in this house for nine months but already the carpets are stained and worn. I'm not a big fan of carpet, especially when small children are living in the house, but it's what is in place at the moment. Although this is life for me right now, I am sometimes embarrassed at the condition of the carpets when we have company over just because the stains are huge and cover an extremely wide area. Not to mention that, during our LIFE group each week, most of the people who come over have small babies and put them on the floor to sit and crawl. In my mind, to ease the burden of housework, I am reminded of the words of friend Jill Hooper, "THIS IS NORMAL!". So, imagine my delight today when my sweet friend, Melissa, loaned me her Hoover Steam Vac! Mitch and I had so much fun vacuuming tonight! The carpets are now shampooed (well, at least one room is....one down and many more to go) and the house is smelling quite clean (I love the smell of Pine-Sol). However, I'm sure I'll need to borrow the steam vac many more times if nine months time did that much damage.

Andrew has remodled his bird house from last week's craft time. Here's what it looked like last week.
Here's what it looks like today.

3 comments:

The Zevacs said...

Jawan- I just had to comment on this entry...my Luke is totally addicted to his pacis as well and I am dreading trying to get rid of them (he also has ear infections all the time). This was encouraging to me! Thanks!!

Is it still going so well?

-Sarah Z.

Anonymous said...

Jawan, that is exactly how we took care of Kacie's "nukkies" too. Except that I just snipped a little, then a few days later snipped a little bit more because she still wanted it, and eventually the whole thing was snipped off before she got to the point of them being "broken", where then she finally just threw hers away too. Amazing how we struggle with some of these issues and the solution can be so simple once we are brave and just take the plunge...Love Joni M

Holly Tye said...

My carpet is terrible too! I have thought of it several times today- glad it's normal! Did the steam vac really work? Might have to look into that!

Holly