We stopped taking it in the car and stroller with us. It was only for rest time and bedtime. Car rides and walks in the stroller have become chattier, if that was even possible. When Mum and Dad were up visiting a few weeks ago, Papa stopped pretending he was going to steal her one and the focus shifted to her stuffed animals. While Lilly understood that we weren't taking it out with us, her instinct was to keep putting it in her mouth while she was sleeping and so Jim and I found ourselves in her room multiple times a night taking it out of her mouth. We quickly realized that this wasn't going to work, so about two weeks ago during a rest time, I told her that all her ones were dirty, and she had her nap without it. We said the same thing that night, and since then, she hasn't really asked for it. The only time that Lilly asks about her one is when I bring out a clean load of laundry to fold...without fail, this little three year old voice will say, "Mum, is there a clean one in there?" It makes my stomach drop every time. The ones are packed away, and we'll give them back to her one day and tell her stories and show her pictures about how much she loved them and how she used to rank them as "one", "two" "cupcake one" and "daisy's one". We'll show her this blog entry that I wrote before early in 2011 when we couldn't imagine Lilly without her one.
Aug 2010..."one" and "two"
Poor Tessy also got to "enjoy" Lilly's ones.
Watching a movie with Ells...and her one
Lilly's first birthday nap with cupcake one
Why not bring all your ones with you to the bathroom?
Passing time in her tent
Lilly's first night in her bed. When we went in to check on her, she was asleep on the floor with her pillow and her one.
The drive to Wisconsin.
Asleep with all three ones
Walking into the hospital to meet Jack, with Daisy and one in tow.
A nap with Dad
Sharing her one with Jack
The final days of one...at Jack's baptism on March 11, 2012.