It’s been 5 nights that we’ve been bobo-less.
And contrary to my belief, things did not go that bad.
There was no hair pulling, no screaming, and just some crying.
We explained to her that “Blanca the Bobo Fairy” was coming to pick up the bobos to take to the babies. And that Blanca would leave her a nice present in the morning as a thank you.
She helped me find the bobos and put them in the envelope. She sealed the envelope herself and put it by the front door.
We then took a bath, had some milk, and went for a car ride. Although she didn’t fall asleep in the car (like we hoped), she did get calm and relaxed.
When we got back home, she layed down on top of her daddy and got all snuggly.
We had Bjork’s All is Full of Love playing, which has commonly been “the go to sleep song” since she was a baby.
She got all cozy and closed her eyes and I began to celebrate since she didn’t ask for the bobo and it looked like she was asleep!
Well, it lasted about a minute before she sat up, opened her eyes, and said “Where’s my bobo? I need my bobo.”
As soon as we reminded her that the Fairy had taken them for the babies, the crying began.
But, I must say that it was not the 2+ hours of crying we expected. We thought it would last until her little body could take no more and she would just cry herself to sleep.
Instead, she cried for about 10 minutes, then let me hold her and she calmed down and fell asleep. And stayed asleep! She didn’t wake up at all that first night.
As soon as she woke up, we told her how proud we were of her. We then reminded her that the fairy came and left her a present since she was such a big girl now!
Boy did she hop out of bed to go “find it!”
Here’s what she found:
My husband decorated the envelope and made it all glittery and magical. I think he did a great job!
And yes, I know that fairies don’t have feathers on their wings, but it’s the closest thing I could find at the store. It was representative of the fairy having come to the house. Go with it.
The fairy left her a tea party set and a princess jewelry set.
Can you guess how many times we’ve played tea party since Saturday?
Yea, that many times.
And of course, we have to wear our princess crowns. Cause you can’t have a tea party without your princess crown.
Apparently there’s also a proper way to serve tea:
- Put sugar in tea cup. Two year olds like 5 spoonfuls of sugar in their tea (in case you didn’t know).
- Next, pour in the milk.
- And lastly you can pour in the tea.
- Stir it all around.
- Now everybody hold their cups up and when given the “green light” go-ahead, you drink.
It’s like doing tea shots.
The rest of the weekend and past few days have gone pretty smoothly as well. She’ll ask for it at times still, but we’ll remind her of Blanca the Fairy and thankfully she hasn’t thrown a fit.
Do you have a binky tale to tell?
I look forward to hearing all about your method for getting rid of the pacifier in the comments.