It actually didn't take long after that last Paci Fairy post that we were finally rid of all of them for good. - Mostly. Let's just say 99.5% free. As long as no more appear in the house. They're hiding everywhere.
We had an incident that turned into a fortunate stroke of luck, as far as sealing the deal with the Paci Fairy. As you all may recall, S found another paci somewhere in the house, and still tried to use it at bedtime. That turned into sneaking it during the day too. It only lasted a few days, though, Somehow S lost her beloved Dream Lites Butterfly. We said the Paci Fairy must have come back to reclaim her gift. S immediately ran to put that paci under her pillow in hopes the Paci Fairy would return the Dream Lites. - I should note that I actually had NO idea where this thing went to. It was truly lost. Luckily it was located by big sister under the train table. I was able to sneak it under the pillow and remove the paci. There was much joy when it was discovered at bedtime, and from that moment on, there was no more crying for the paci. Well, almost. When she's hurt or upset I still hear her cry, "I need my paci to help me feel better!" but we get through it and everything is fine.
Every so often, a new paci appears. I think they breed under her bed. When that happens she spends a few minutes of enjoying it, but that's becoming a rare occasion, as the longer S goes without, the less she really wants it in her mouth. Now, there are objects like her blanket or lovie, or a stuffed bunny that she's extra attached to at times, but that's okay. Those don't earn me a lecture from the dentist.