As with all parenting dilemmas, I suddenly felt really, truly, confidently ready. So Tuesday morning, I asked her if she'd like to gather up all of her nuggis and make them into a necklace. Then, I explained, we could take them into the forest and - she interrupted me and finished the story, including what the Nuggi Fairy would bring her in return! The whole story after the jump.
In Zurich, it's not uncommon to come across a nuggi tree where dozens of children have brought their nuggis to give to the Nuggi Fairy as a rite of passage. It works much the same way as the Tooth Fairy, except it's more active on the part of the child. Instead of the nuggis being taken away, the child gives their nuggis as a symbol of getting older and no longer being a baby. In return, the Nuggi Fairy brings the child a special toy. Coco's favorite color is blue, so I gave her some sweet blue kitchen twine and she gathered all of her nuggis and strung them onto the twine.
But she soon got over that, leapt into her car seat and got a good look at the horse, which she's been wanting since early summer.
Does your child use a pacifier? How did you take it away or help them give it up on their own?