She’s a generous 2 year old

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I have about 150 birthday pictures to sort through so I can write a post about Angel’s birthday weekend.  Unfortunately that’s not going to happen tonight ~ this mama is ready to crash.

But I did want to share a cute story about Angel and her most beloved thing on earth ~ her pacifier.

For probably the past 9 months or so she has only gotten her pacifier at nap time and bed time. But she was still pretty addicted. She kept it in a drawer in her bedroom. We would often find her in her bedroom, sitting on her bed in the dark sucking on her paci. It was hard not to laugh at that.  Well we decided that when she turned two we would completely do away with the paci.

Her birthday party was at the Butterfly House and so for the past two weeks we’ve been telling her what a big girl she is and that she doesn’t need the paci. But that the baby butterflies need her paci so they don’t cry. She was pretty excited about giving her paci to the butterflies. I actually got this idea from Rocks in My Dryer whose daughter gave her pacifier to the squirrels in their backyard.

No I am not crazy.

But I am forgetful. I forgot to bring her paci to the Butterfly House. I realized this after we were home from the party. My family was still at our house and my sister-in-law Leana said, “Why doesn’t she give it to Charlie?”

This is Charlie:


He’s 13 years old and used to be my dog. But for the past two years or so he’s been my sister’s dog. We knew there was a reason he hadn’t went to doggie heaven yet.

When Angel woke up from her nap we start talking about how she’s such a big girl and that she doesn’t need her paci anymore. But that Charlie is just a baby and he’s very sad and he needs a paci. And then we asked the dreaded question. “Angel, will you give your paci to Charlie?”

She didn’t even hesitiate ~ her eyes got big, she shook her head yes and ran into her bedroom to get her paci. We rigged up a little necklace to put around Charlie’s neck.


angel and charlie 2

For a minute there we thought she was having 2nd thoughts…

angel and charlie 3

But then Charlie worked his magic…

angel and charlie

Of course we had a backup paci just in case. But it wasn’t necessary. Tonight when she went to bed she went straight for the drawer where her paci usually is. We reminded her that she gave her paci to Charlie. She continued to look around the room for her paci. Finally after about 5 minutes of explaining that Charlie needed her paci she agreed and went to bed.

Hopefully the paci is history.  Now the duck, baby, blanket, cup and today’s addition of THREE Dora dolls that she must take to bed with her and tote with her everywhere she goes ~ that’s a problem to be tackled another day.



One thought on “She’s a generous 2 year old

    Sarah said:
    October 25, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    What a sweet story. I hope it lasts. I bet it does!

    Joshua got rid of his “baba” along the same lines..he was already heavy into dump trucks, and anything construction, so we told him he could throw it into the back of the real garbage truck. We went to the place on Rice Street (not sure if it is still their place) and all the trucks were lined up at the end of the day. He walked behind them over and over trying to figure out which one to throw it into, and finally made his decision and tossed it in. Never discussed it again – until Jacob came along. 🙂

    Glad you had a great day! She’s such a beautiful blessing. Thanks for sharing her with Tessa. 🙂

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