G still had a pacifier as of last Friday. He's too old. And I'm an enabler.
But the dentist said "Does he suck his thumb? He has an open bite"
And I said "Nope. " The end. I didn't mention his binky at all because I'm embarrassed that my 3 year old still had one.
I wouldn't let him have it in public. Car and home only.
But I had let it go on too long.
So we talked to Grayson about how the dentist said no more binkies. (she didn't) And we talked about the binky fairy. That if we sent the binkies to the binky fairy - she would send back a present.
He was excited about getting a present. In theory.
We went and I let him pick out a dozen balloons.
G, Chris, and I went to the park and tied all the binkies we could find to the balloons. And kept talking about them going to the binky fairy.
The balloon idea was as much for me as for G. I knew that if he threw a big enough fit and I still had access to them that I would cave.