it *has* been hard, though. I tell people who understand that it would be so different if we lived in a pro-breastfeeding culture, but obviously we don't... if my parents were able to be honest with me, they would say they think there's something W-R-O-N-G with nursing a child this old. they finally quit asking about it, at least. my grandmother (who is terrifically cantankerous, something I've come to really appreciate) would say, "he's gonna still be nursing when he starts to school!" to which I would laugh and reply, "that's why we're going to homeschool!" she would just laugh. she's 87, she knows how fast it all goes by, even though she was a hardcore "tough love" type.
I agree with the pp's who said, don't think about it! but also, when you're fried, remember that they really do wean, kids don't nurse into adulthood, or even teenager-hood. my mantra: one day I will miss this!
hope everyone is staying cozy-- we're supposed to warm back up to the 60's this week!