Operation No More Binky is going well! There is now minimal kicking and screaming when I put it away in the morning or after his nap. Today he actually handed it over on his own (in trade for a cup of goldfish crackers, but still...)
And..... I now have 20/15 vision in both eyes! Went to a follow up visit yesterday and the eye doctor says the incisions are all healed up and looking great.
P.s. Thanks for all the great comments and links in response to my Disney post!