When talking to Mrs. Beverly about how his first day would go, she mentioned bringing a "comfort item." Well, the only problem is, I'm afraid Mrs. T. (the main teacher in Burke's room at school), IS Burke's comfort item. I could truly tell that Ms. T. loved our little boy. Her tears on Friday made me question myself on whether I was doing the right thing or not. Is Burke going to be upset like that come Monday? As the weather gets better, his being sick has too. Is it just a part of babyhood that he has been constantly battling respiratory problems, or is it truly the setting that was making him sick? Sigh....
Which made me start daydreaming....
Me: Ms. T?
Ms. T: Yes?
Me: Do you think we could borrow you... ehhh... say for four weeks?
Ms. T.: Sure! What time should I be over at Ms. Beverly's?
Reality is, he will only be one of three other babies at Ms. Beverly's. It will be a more personal setting, at a more trusted source, and ... it's only four weeks until summer. *PLUS*- she's going to guide me through this "dropping the bottle" phase. When I told her Burke was still on the bottle, she scolded me. :) You talk about a comfort item.... that bottle!
So all weekend I have been scouring for something that Burke is "attached" to. I have pushed stuffed animals in his face, followed him around with his toy trucks, and attempted to get him to "love" on the million lovies he was given (and once liked) as a baby. Nothing.
Then, this afternoon, it clicked!
And this afternoon.... he feel asleep with it cuddled beside him!
He LOVES things that sing, talk, or dance at the touch of his finger. In fact, he looks for the button on all his stuffed animals, to get them to "perform." And if it doesn't have one, he completely disregards it. I am almost positive that he does this just so he can dance...
Oh, and he dances to the prayer the angel says too... I'm sure God likes a good dance with a prayer every now and then. :)