a portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2015

photo taken April 22, 2015 // Denver, Colorado

We went cold turkey on the binkies (pacifiers). We had talked about it for a week, and we set Wednesday, April 22 as the date. First thing in the morning, we packed up the binkies in a box, addressed them to the babies who needed them (Raffa colored the box with crayons), and they sent them off. Raffa really enjoyed his binky in the car, sometimes around the house, and relied upon it at naptime and nighttime. Luckily, the car and at home barely fazed him. With minimal distraction, he forgot those binkies practically immediately. Naptime and nighttime are posing a little more of a challenge. But those babies who need the binkies have them now and there is no going back.

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