Parker didn't have a paci, and I am so thankful because I don't think I could have gone through saying goodbye to a paci twice.
Christmas night, Cooper stayed at Mama's with Ally while Jon and Parker stayed at our house. He only had one paci at mama's and he had bitten a hole in it. Mama told me not to worry about it and that maybe he wouldn't ask for it. He didn't! He went the whole next day without one too. He spent the night with them again and didn't really ask for his paci, and when he did, Mama just told him Santa got it. This continued until today. I knew when he got home, it would be different. Sure enough, when it came time for his nap, he asked for it. I told him Santa took it and he went straight to the drawer to get one and just started crying. IT WAS HORRIBLE, and I just lost it. I knew there was no way I could give it back to him after he had gone 3 days without it. By this time, Neil came home for lunch and I was sobbing. He told Cooper that the little baby elves needed it to help them get big enough to make more toys for him next year. What would I do without him?
He finally stopped crying and laid in his bed. I couldn't even look at that baby in his bed without his paci. I SOBBED more and called Mama. That always helps.
He wanted to get up after a short while, and I let him. He didn't get a nap this afternoon. Tonight, he told me he wanted paci to come back. It took him a while to settle down, and I know it was because he missed his paci. This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I want so bad to give it to him. He also has a blankie, and I don't care if he takes it to college, I am not taking it away!
If I would have known Christmas day would have been the last time I would have seen Coop with a paci, I would have cried many more tears!
Christmas Eve~ His last night with his LOVE!
I CHERISH these last pics of Cooper and his paci!