Thursday, January 12, 2006

No More Crib

Tuesday night, as we watched Startgate: Atlantis in the basement, we heard a bang but no crying in the boys rooms. A few minutes later we could hear some footsteps and talking. I went upstairs to check on the commotion, only to find Jeremy out his crib and standing in the corner of the room, dazed and confused. I asked Corbin if he helped Jeremy out of the crib and Corbin stated "no" and that Jeremy put his legs over the rail and then landed on his feet and hands (like a cat).

Seems that Jeremy
decided that he had enough sleeping in his crib and climbed out. That was the end of the crib. I pulled the mattress out of the crib, put it on the floor, got Jeremy's pillows, stuffed animals and sheets ready and put Jeremy on the mattress. The next morning, Tina heard Jeremy banging on the wall - one of his favorite pastimes. She went into the room and found Jeremy sleeping under the crib.

Wednesday night, I took apart the crib and stored in the kid's closet until we find a more permanent solution (such as bunk beds). In the meantime, I put the mattress into the corner where the crib was, put two old pillows between it and the wall and put the sheets, pillows and stuffed animals on the bed. At bedtime, Jeremy did not seem bothered by his temporary bed and went to sleep.

A few hours later Jeremy was laying across the side of the bed with is face on the floor and feet on the mattress. I put Jeremy back onto the mattress and took one of Corbin's pillows and propped up against the bed.

At some point during the night, Jeremy got up and fashioned his own bed in the middle of the room using Corbin's pillow as a mattress. Jeremy even moved his stuffed animals, covers and pillows to his new bed. It was a hilarious sight to see when I opened the door this morning. There is Jeremy in the middle of the room, all cuddled up with his bear and bedding.

Posted by Adam

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