I'm not sure how it happened. And I don't really know what to think of it.
Mae's got a new thing: binkie. I think I found it in a box the other day and let her play with it. I didn't think anything of it because Mae hasn't taken a binkie since she was 2 weeks old. But, she became enamored with it. She knew exactly what to do with it and was really upset when I took it away. So I tucked it away later when she wasn't looking.
But then it came out again, and once again she loved it. So I had a little experiment and put her down for a nap with it, and she just lay in her crib peacefully sucking and staring into space. That NEVER happens. That binkie has transformed my child into the best napper in the world. What? Where have I gone wrong these last 15 months?!
The "rule" is she only gets it when she is in her crib....
or, ummm, at a laser rock show.
It worked like a charm. I think she fell asleep during a Led Zepplin song.
I'm thinking about bending my rules a little and letting her have it at Church. I'm really looking for ANY strategy that will allow me to sit through 3 consecutive minutes of Sacrament meeting. Mae just loves to socialize. Next week is ward conference. I'm already nervous for us.