to Noel's bottle. We prepped her all day that it was coming to an end - time to move on to big girl cups, throw the bottle into the trash. And tonight, we did it.
Of course, she is 2 1/2 years old so we really should have done this a long time ago, but there always seemed to be some reason not to give up the bottle. The biggest one was Juliet being born eight days after Noel turned 1, and we couldn't give a bottle to one child only. (Alright, maybe if I was incredibly motivated with discipline issues I could, but you should know from my last points that I really am lost with many parenting skills).
Tonight, some of the cousins were over, and they helped with the anti-bottle propaganda. Chloe told Noel that bottles were gross, disgusting, and only for babies. Owen clapped when Noel put the bottle into the trash. The great thing? Noel believed them and pronounced, "I'm big girl - bottle in the garbage!"
Hopefully she remembers this tomorrow morning when the cousins are not here, and she begins searching for her morning bottle.