A very Wordful Wednesday
We went to the store and got the balloons all blown up. That was some trip. The whole time in the van, the girls were talking about the balloons and how they wanted to play with them. Remember, balloons are like baby crack.
So, we got home and immediately started playing with the balloons.
Then, there was (supposed to be) one final use of the “PahPah.” Which incidentally is super, duper cute to hear her say.
We then tied it onto the balloons. She wasn’t happy and tried to pull on it. She kept saying “off, off, take it off.” It was just a little heartbreaking.
Because we are all about tradition I had the camera, Mr. Serious tried to do the send off. However, Ms. Thing has been such the mama’s girl lately, it’s crazy.
Mommy had to swoop in and save the day. We said a couple more “bye bye pahpahs” and explained again that we were sending her paci to the paci fairy so she could take it to new little babies. This was so much more of a challenge with the older sister there grilling me for every detail.
(Please tell me you noticed that adorable little pony tail? She brought a band to me and asked me to put it in. It was her very first one!)
Ready, set, go…
“Bye Bye ba-oons” (ballons).
“”Ba-oons up in sky.”
“Mommy, they are going way up there. Mommy, how will the paci fairy get them? Mommy, are they going to the blue? Mommy, why are the balloons going up? Mommy, what color wings does the paci fairy have?”
“Bye bye ba-oons.”
Everyday since Friday, she has told us “ba-oons up in sky. Ba-oons bye bye. See ba-oons” and she wants to look out the window and see if she can still see them in the sky. It’s super sweet and breaks my heart a little, too.
The first night, she screamed for less than 5 minutes. We just had to remind her that they were gone. Nap time hasn’t really elicited much crying, but she hasn’t napped well. I’m hoping that over the course of the week, she is back to her good sleeping and enjoys loving on her “monk-monk”, the sock monkey the paci fairy brought her instead of telling us about the balloons.
The balloons ended up in a tree in the neighbors yard where we quickly pulled them out and disposed of them. Knowing what I know now, I would have bought biodegradable balloons or mailed the paci to the paci fairy like we did with her younger sisters.