Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This is Way Harder On Mom, Obviously.

Me: Okay buddy, it's time to take a rest. Let's go find Bullseye!

Cub: Okay. Because Nigh-Nigh's at Memere's house!

(Nigh-Nigh has already arrived in the mail, unbeknownst to Cub.)

Me: Yeah ... Hey buddy, do you think it would be okay if Nigh-Nigh stayed at Memere's house for a while? You know, for a long time?

Cub: Yeah! That would be okay!

(I am pathetically FIGHTING BACK TEARS as I tuck him into his bed.)

Me: Okay! Here's Bullseye. Have a good rest, buddy.

Cub: I will, Mama. I love you.

Me: Love you, too.

It's hard knowing that his beloved toy is stashed in a box in the hallway closet, right next door to his room. But the thumb-sucking hasn't happened since Nigh-Nigh was first left at Memere's house, and the fading little sore on Cub's thumb tells me this is the right choice. I'm just glad he doesn't seem to be upset at all. If he asks again later, we'll tell a grand story about Nigh-Nigh going to the zoo to join the other lions, so he won't go to Memere's expecting to find him. I just can't believe how easy this has been for him.

Because it's been a little rough on me. Sigh, transitions.

Have a lovely day, friends.


  1. Glad he's adjusting well, even if it is sad for mom:(

  2. I'm glad it's so easy for him! It seems that it's always harder on us than them...with every transition. ;)

  3. aw i got a little sad reading that but im happy that he's transitioning so well

  4. I have to say, if this is all it took for him to stop, it's really a great thing! I have heard horror stories (of course) from people who try to stop their children from sucking their thumbs or paci. I can totally understand how it's harder on you than him, though. He's your first baby and he's being such a big boy about it! You're doing such a great job of staying strong, even if it is breaking your heart on the inside.

  5. Such a big boy! You can do it, Mom. But...I know it's sad, too.