Saturday, April 11, 2009

She handed her pacifiers over to the Easter Bunny.

It was not the most pleasant of experiences, either.

We had everything all set up beforehand. Hubby got up and left a few minutes before we did, and he got to the bank first. He reminded them what was going to happen, and they all remembered and were really excited about it. We met him at the bank, and we all walked back to where the Easter Bunny was sitting. We watched a few other kids talk to the Easter Bunny. Then, it was Lucy's turn. She freaked out. I'm not sure if she was more afraid of the Easter Bunny or of losing her pacis. Either way, it took a lot of "helping" her over to the bunny. But, she dropped the bag of pacis in his lap, and he handed her a great big present. She still wouldn't get near him.

If you want to see exactly what happened, you can watch the video that Gene took:

After we left the Easter Bunny, we let her open her special present:

She had a BLAST playing with those pots and pans all evening.

Last night was rough. It took her over 3 hours to fall asleep, but she did, and she slept all night. She kept asking for her paci, and we kept reminding her where they went. At one point she told me, "I don't like the Easter Bunny. He took my paci!"

Overall, it went surprisingly well. She knows that her pacis are gone, and she'll never get them back. It'll take a few days, but I think she's going to be just fine.

Thanks for all the support and hand-holding. Apparently I needed it more than Lulu! :)

8 Super Cool Replies:

Suzi Homemaker said...

God lover her! It's tough growing up. Way to go, Lucy! We're rooting for you! You, too, Angie! Happy Easter!

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

Oh she's so sweet!!! Wow is Parker getting so BIG!!!

Momma Snail said...

Great job, Lucy! We still have not braved letting the paci go. We are down to one and it keeps getting "lost." I think I just need to make it a big one time event. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer said...

Yeah to both of you! It was so precious to see her with the Easter Bunny. Great job Mom!!

Dawn said...

Bless her sweet little heart. She is just too cute.

Good job big girl!

Ang...if you ever want to get rid of a girl, she's welcome here in the house of boys!!! ;o) I'll take Ashley too please!

Jenn Rogers said...

Oh honey...I know it was HARD! Sarah still asks for her binki once in awhile. She got a "big girl" lovey. She no longer throws fits. It WILL be ok. Sarah will be 2 in May. Abby never had a binki and will be 3 in April. Any suggestions on thumb sucking? They say once they are around their peers they will let it go. Binkis are easier in my opinion. What can I do? Cut off Abby's thumb?

Love you Lucy! So proud of you...such a BIG girl!

Love you all,

Natalie said...

YAY!!! It's tough, but they get over it. I hope it will be a quick adjustment for her.


Great idea, by the way! Hopefully by next year she will have forgiven and forgotton. Poor Easter bunny ;)

RazzberryMomma said...

Awwww! It's possible I'm just an emotional wreck... but that made me cry! That's just the sweetest thing! I love how you guys did that and she did a great job!
Congrats to you both! Such a great idea!