Tomorrow, Tuesday will be Jackson's last day with his blankie.
Tonight, Monday evening, will be his last evening with his blankie.
AM I CRAZY???
WHY DO THAT TO MY OWN MENTAL STATE????
He's heading off to Kindergarten in 4 weeks and it's time to move on, so to speak.
He wasn't ready to do this three months ago. Funny though that within the last three weeks, he's changed.
He's fallen in love with the 8 year old beauty (MY FUTURE DAUGHTER IN LAW -I promise I won't plan his life away!!) who lives across the street. "Rae" and him play all the time. They play games of war, (Ironic as those were the very games I played as a young girl with my next door neighbor, TEX) bumble bouncing balls, and any game that their minds can create.
When he sees her outside his voice goes up three octaves exclaiming, "MommYYYYYYY RAE'S OUTSIIIIIIIIIIIIIDEeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!" You'd think he was experiencing a bout of puberty.
In a matter of three weeks he's begun to replace his strong love with his blankie towards something new-a little girl 3 years older than him. (THAT'S MY BOY!!)
He's ready now.
The terms and conditions regarding the blankie removal goes as follows:
A. The blanket will no longer be laying next to him.
B. He is still allowed to suck his thumb, but only when he's laying in bed.
C. To ease the sudden change of the departing blankie, I will be "tacking" it up on his wall so that at bedtime he will be able to still see the blankie, but he won't be able to use it. You know, for the comforting smell, and routine that his fingers invent each and every night for the past 4.5 years.
D. If he maintains the required no touching distance-the blankie must remain on the wall untouched-he will be rewarded with a future trip to TOYS R US.
But, like I said, three months ago I was ready.
Three months later he's ready.
They grow up entirely way to fast.
Another milestone to add to the many that only children can provide.
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I still remember the feeling I had as a little girl when I'd lay in bed with my blankie. The unique smell that mixed perfectly with my thumb in my mouth-ahhhhhhhhh to be a child again.