So, Karis has this blankie that she calls "Kiki". It would be a very endearing aspect of her early childhood except for the fact that she sucks on one corner (and only one corner) and it stinks (no matter how often I wash it) and it is really gross. But, she sleeps with Kiki and Kiki travels everywhere with us and is a lifesaver in the grocery store and the car. Matt has been itching to get rid of it, or at least start cutting off the yucky corner, forcing her to move to another. I have tried in vain to get her to switch between hers and new one just like it but she prefers the stinky edge to anything else. I have been hesitant to ween her from it b/c she is so attached, I feel badly about it. Also, on a selfish level, I just don't want to deal with the aftermath. I am waiting for the "right time", when she is old enough to not be traumatized. Matt thinks I am a wuss.
Well, the time may have come. I took Jesse to the dentist yesterday and I think that we may have left Kiki there. I realized this last night as I was putting Karis to bed and looking all over the house, yard and car for it. No Kiki. So, we tried putting her to bed without it and gave her the backup Kiki she never cared for. It worked. She cried a little bit but eventually fell asleep. Matt was rejoicing and I too was relieved. Until 5:00 this morning. I heard this pitiful cry from Karis' room, "I can't find Kiki!!" I went in and tried to explain that we lost Kiki, etc. She was not happy with that response, screaming ensued. Not wanting her to wake up Jesse, I brought her into our bed with us. Every few minutes she would whine, "I want Kiki."
Oh brother. So, now I am wondering if she will just get over this without waking up at 5:00 every morning. Should I stick it out for a few days and see if it passes or should I go back to the dentist office and pick up the Kiki? Any thoughts?