So, as Noah’s third birthday is fast approaching, I have found myself wracking my brain lately, thinking of possible Binky Fairy gifts.
You see, the Binky Fairy comes to take all of the pacifiers away to give them to babies that don’t have any, and in return for the generous, albeit germ and slobber infested donations, she leaves a small gift. For Bella, she left a fairy book and a Tinkerbell bracelet.
We had her lay out all of her binkies on the night before her third birthday and sent her to bed looking forward to seeing what the fairy had left. It worked like a charm, she never looked back or asked for a binky again.
I was having a hard time trying to think of gifts she may leave for Noah, but then something happened. The terrible two’s pushed their way in and without even knowing it, Noah saved me from worrying about the Binky Fairy. Well, until Sara is ready for her.
So what did Noah do to relieve the fairy of her visit?
It all happened so fast, and before my morning coffee even!
Apparently, Noah decided to flush a pair of underwear and his binky this morning. In the toilet.
Honestly, I wondered how we went this long without the kids flushing things they weren’t supposed to. Matt was the king of flushing inappropriate things. Hot Wheels, foam bath toys, underwear, socks, you name it. Bella never even thought about it. Or, what she decided to flush was small enough to not require taking the toilet apart to remove the wedged items.
So since Noah decided to release his binky into the wild waters of the potty, I think it’s fair to tell him he is done with the binkies. Maybe that was his ritual, his own way of saying good-bye to his trusty old friend. Maybe he is just two and will lose his mind when I try and put him down for his nap without a binky. Either way, the whole fun morning has made me fondly remember this Tiny Toons clip from back in the day. Enjoy.