In light of the whole "Are You Mom Enough" extreme parenting brew ha ha, it's as good a time as any to mention my fear that Mairin will soon need a step ladder for boobie dish.
She will be sixteen months old on June 3rd and still asks for "boom boom" throughout the day.
She only nurses at bedtime (usually) but she's been teething (four at a time) and I feel bad for her and so ... I cave.
Leighton weaned herself fully by ten months. It was easy - for both of us. Mairin is a different story entirely, and I'm not sure what to do about it. She's so happy to nurse and so miserable when denied.
I always said that when she got teeth, I'd be done. She has ten, but she's figured out what "gentle" means. She's old enough to understand that this situation is not ideal, but plays dumb when I tell her she's a big girl and should eat her dinner because she can't have boobie dish forever.
She makes a pitiful face and tugs at my neckline and replies, "Boom boom".
What's a mom to do?
To answer my own question, I am content to coast along without a hard and fast plan for another two months and then commit to phasing out the feedings.
Until July 21st, I suspect that boom boom will continue as usual.