We have been home from Lithuania for 8 nights now, and haven't pulled out the binkies yet. We used them on the plane for sanity, but the night we arrived we gave the kids the lame excuse that we left them on the plane. They actually bought it hook, line and sinker. The first couple nights were rough. In the past it wasn't uncommon for one of the kids to get up at 5:30 a.m., grab a binky and go back to sleep. Until last night, they were doing that but very thing but, since there are no binkies, they opted to just stay awake. Needless to say, I think we are past that phase. Next up, big kid beds! Oh, and um potting training.