As I've mentioned before, our kid is a climber. So, we have been anxiously awaiting the day when he would discover how to get out of his crib. It was this past Tuesday. I was making breakfast and he just walked into the room like it was nothing new.
And I knew life as we knew it was over.
Perhaps it's silly to try and reason with a toddler, but Beau understands a lot, so I sat him down and explained, "I know you can get out of your bed and I'm sure you think that's really cool. But if you want to be big and strong like Daddy, you need to get lots of rest. So when it's night-night time or time to rest after lunch, you need to stay in your bed."
And he didn't climb out at naptime.
When Daddy tucked him in that night, Beau popped into the living room 5 minutes later and held out his arms as if to say, "Look, Daddy! I can get out!" My husband said when he returned Beau to bed, it was almost as if our little boy just wanted to show off his new trick. Beau stayed in bed the rest of the night.
The past two mornings, I've heard his little feet pitter-patter across the kitchen floor on the way to our master bedroom. But he just crawls in bed and we doze a while longer. We've been doing that for months now, and I have to admit, him coming to me sure beats having to drag myself out of our warm bed and walk across the house half-asleep! ;)
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