Jon is the Hero of the year! (at least in our little family). We all know that Sevy LOVES her binky. It's the cutest curse ever, and I'm pretty sure she got it from me, but whatever. So, a while back she was due for some new binky's. We found these super cute Mam Air things which were clear and pink, and so we bought them. Instant success with Sevy. A few weeks later we some some more in a different color and figured we would get them too, as back ups. You can never have too much of a good thing, right? Well, Sevy didn't care for these new ones.
After some time, Sevy wouldn't take anything but these two binky's and sadly one day we lost one. More time passed and we protected this last binky like gold, but it was high time it got chucked, so we tried other binky's. Sevy wouldn't have it. We searched every Walmart, and Target in our town (there's a surprising lot) we couldn't find any Mam Air's anywhere. We then went online to look. There were nowhere to be found, until we noticed a bid for them on ebay. After a bid war, we won the binky's and they were sent a few days later. Our prayers were answered. Except, these binky's weren't exactly the same. Oh, they looked the same, but Sevy wouldn't have it. After closer examination we noticed the nipple size were completely different. More internet research and we learned Sevy's beloved binky's were called Mam Maxi Air. They are for ages 16-36 months and NOT sold in the U.S. I emailed the company and got a response from their U.S. branch insisting that our binky's were not mispackaged like we believe and just swollen because they do not sell those type of binky's in the U.S. I called and ended up talking to the same lady that emailed me and she once again insisted that their was no way our binky was the bigger binky sold in Europe, and there was no way I could get those exact binky's. (Unless I was desperate enough to pay for international shipping and guessing at a mysterious foreign language to purchase the things.)
Well, we became desperate. We have now tried every different binky in every size imaginable and to no avail. I've tried to wean her but she screams bloody murder for HOURS if she doesn't have her binky to go to sleep. Her one lasting binky was disgusting and I had turned the house upside down trying to locate the lost one. This is where Jon the hero comes in. Yesterday after one last search at a couple of Walgreen's and a Walmart, I bought one last package of binky's we had yet to try, and declared myself done. I had given up. That night Jon and Sevy were playing catch (my daughter is a genius) when the ball rolled under the bed. Jon went to grab it and had the thought to look through some of the boxes we have stashed under there, when lo and behold HE FOUND THE MISSING BINKY! We were both ridiculously elated. We just pray we can now slowly wean her before this last binky is shot, otherwise, we are doomed again in a month or two.