Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Yeah for Tanner!!

Exciting news in our house today. Tanner slept without his binkie last night!! Now I must preface this by saying that I never dreamed that I would have an almost 3 year old who still slept with a binkie...but it happened! We have been wanting to wean him from it for some time, but it was like a security blanket to him and he has been VERY attached to it! Anyways, on with the story...I came home from bible study last night around 9:30 and Chris told me that he had talked to Tanner at bedtime and told him he was a big boy and could sleep without his binkie. Now mind you when I have tried this same thing on numerous occasions it did not go very well! But Chris always seems to have the touch! Apparently Chris told him he was very proud of him and Tanner just grinned real big and went to bed...no crying or anything. I have to admit I felt a little inadequate after hearing how easy this whole experience was for Chris :) Why do things never go that smoothly for me??

But the good news is that with a little trepidation I tried the same speech with Tanner at naptime and it worked! Now I have to be honest and say that Tanner did shed a few tears for me...of course he couldn't make it too easy! He did finally go to bed though.

Now I am just hoping I have not jinxed our progress by posting about it here! It does make me laugh to think such a small thing could be so exciting...but such is the world of parenting. Hmmm...maybe I should have Chris do the potty-training too!!!

4 comments:

Natalie said...

It's the Adams'!!! Wow, I've so missed you guys. Hope things are great. Tanner is such a handsome boy!

Lori said...

Yay Tanner! I have to laugh, sometimes Jeremy really has the touch with Sophie too when it comes to calming her or whatever. Sophie uses her binkie for sleep only...she's only 14 months but she is sooooo attached to that thing, I'm a little nervous for ever trying to get rid of it!

Powell Family said...

Yeah!!! Big boy! Tanner is growing up so fast! He's just so stinkin' cute!

Natalie said...

i need some tips for this. :) jackson is 1 and I probably need to start early huh? :)