So I am having a little dilemma. I am having trouble giving up the bottle. The baby bottle. Jacob will be 14 months on the 19th, which is totally my cut off for giving my children bottles. I did not have a problem weaning Drew, my first born, off of bottles and onto sippy cups. He never fought me or even cared, and I slowly eliminated them rather easily.
Jakey is a different story. About a month ago I tried to cut out his bottles and I started with the nighttime one. (I know, what was I thinking?) I went through he normal bedtime routine sans bottle, and set him in his crib. I came back out and turned on the monitor. All was quiet for a minute or two and then I heard a shuffle and a chant began:
"ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba! BA BAAAA!!"
I'm not going to lie. I could say that I knew I was doing the right thing and let him cry for a couple of minutes, that I was strong. Nope. Have you seen this little face? ---------------------------->
That little boy has me trained. I was running to get him a bottle quicker than you can say "spoiled rotten".
So now we are giving up the "ba ba" and he is doing well (of course he has been at school the entire time he has been getting weaned). When I get to school, he looks at me and says "ba ba!" all indignant like (can toddlers be indignant? if so he totally was). I'm sure what he wanted to say was: um Mom, did you know that my teachers refuse to give me a bottle? Don't they know I am a little prince?
Now the last bottle we have to eliminate is the night time bottle. I guess here is where I admit I am attached to it just as much, if not more, than Jakey. With Drew, I was so ready for him to grow up, but Jakey? I am in no hurry. He might be my last child, so what if I don't want to give up that special cuddle time that you can only truly experience with a baby?
Does anybody else have things that they couldn't give up with their children (or pets) that they knew they should? My vice with the children is definitely cuddling... I am a big time sucker for it. What is your one vice?