Well it has got to happen sometime, and I have decided NOW is the time, for the dreaded (by Molly) Dummy Fairy. She will be three in January and although she only has it at bed time, it really does need to go.
If I am honest I should have done it a long time ago, but as time has gone on, it is easier for her to have it than not have it I guess. I have always found an excuse, first it was teething, then I was pregnant and didn’t want too many changes for her, then it was Alfies not sleeping well and I don’t want to be up with both of them, or potty training….I have spent the last six months saying I can’t possibly take her Dummy away whilst I am potty training – I mean how long does your child have to be dry for before you are no longer potty training them?!! I really do make some rubbish excuses don’t I?!
So my plan is – I like to have a plan and now it is in writing on my Blog I will have to stick to it too……
Molly is in Love with Peppa Pig, she also needs some new trainers…..she has fallen head over heels in love with some Peppa Pig Trainers from Next so I have formed a cunning plan…………..
1st stage of the plan involves Next having the trainers I want, then I need to get them and hide them away.
Then next Thursday (yes I am giving myself a whole week to plan and prepare for this!!) I am going to spend some time decorating an envelope with Molly and then at bed time she can put her dummies in the envelope and we can post them to the fairy. Then in the morning, she will find at the end of her bed, her lovely Peppa Pig Trainers with a letter from the Dummy fairy saying what a good girl she is for going without her Dummy all night!!
Of course I will be waking up next Friday all refreshed after a great nights sleep where she has slept right through with no dummy?? Right? Ha ha!! As if it is going to be THAT easy?!
Well that is the plan, we shall see how it actually pans out next week. She is obsessed with her Dummy, it is the first thing she asks for as soon as she has her Pyjamas on and I really think it is going to be a hard habit to break. I am cross with myself that I have let her have it for so long but then I do wonder is it really that bad?? I don’t know.
Anyone have any experience of this? Is it going to be as bad as I think it is? Am I a terrible Mummy for even thinking of taking it away yet?
I do know that with Alfie, I will be aiming to get rid of his Dummy as soon as I can, I don’t want to be in the same situation with him in 2 years time!!