So it’s been almost a month since we lost V’s pacifier. As you know the first week was absolutely terrible, but it got better and now he’s doing great.
We did, however, have a little *incident* a couple of days ago.
He was digging through all the cupboards and drawers in the playroom looking for a cup or something. And he wouldn’t stop until he found it (once he has his mind set on something, there’s no deterring him). Anyway, so while on the hunt he came across a box. He opened it. And inside was a pacifier!
It was an old one, and it was a brand that I thought I’d switch him to, but he never took to it (different shape or something). So I guess it was just dumped in a box and put away…
His whole face lit up as soon as he set eyes on it. It was as though all his Christmases had come at once! But, it was very quickly whipped out of his hands and taken downstairs to be put in the bin.
At first he asked questions such as, ‘Mama, what was that?’ He knew exactly what it was.
It soon turned into, ‘BUT I WANT IT!’ Tears and foot-stamping followed.
I don’t know what I was thinking, but I told him it was one of Rolo’s (the dog) toys. V looked at me dubiously, and pretty much told me to explain myself! I really don’t know what I told him – but after five more minutes of crying, he calmed down and asked for milk. As he was lying in his cot, I heard him say to the nanny, ‘Yaya – that wasn’t a chupa. It was Rolo’s toy.’
And it was forgotten.
Thank you, Lord!