Today was the easiest day of the project so far. We tackled it in the morning before Little Sir left for preschool and I think he actually enjoyed it! There were no tears, no sad phases, no problems.
As we were talking last week about how Little Sir wanted to give up his Mimi's he remembered a time that we tried before, several months ago when I let him use scissors to cut the silicone portion of his Mimi off. For some strange reason he finds this activity highly appealing. (We won't discuss the fact that I find that disturbing.)
So, after breakfast he held onto is Mimi while I got everything ready.
He was excited to get right to work when the scissors showed up.
Sending it up in the sky or out to sea, very traumatic, destroying it, great fun. The kid is strange.
Then he put it in a special bag that we made for the garbage man so he would know what it was and how special it was. (that is a giant Mimi attached to it.)
He was very proud of himself (and so am I.)
Then outside on our way to preschool.
He throws it in the garbage with no ceremony what-so-ever.
He replaces the lid and runs happily off to the car so he can get to school.
Today was so easy and painless. We'll see how he does at preschool and what tonight will bring. Tomorrow is Phase 5, the final phase. Wish us luck!