Saturday, January 8, 2011

Clifford too?

We're moving on up! To big boy beds that is! Chris and I have been putting it off as long as possible. We just didn't want to mess with something that was working so well (a.k.a. evenings to ourselves without being disturbed by little boys escaping from their room!).

But it's time. I'm not quite sure how it's already time, but it is.

The other morning I walked in to see Grayson laying over the top railing of his crib. His legs and waist were hanging off the back penned between the crib and the wall. When I entered he just grinned up at me and said "Hiiiiiiiiii!" I said "Grayson, please put your legs back in your crib before you fall down and get hurt." He swung his little legs over the bar like it was no big deal and that was that.

This is also a very familiar scene (and sound) from their room when it is time for
their nap.
video
Ethan is on the left and Grayson is on the right. They just minutes before had a bed full of blankets, books, and stuffed animals. They throw those things across the room as soon as I close their door. *Sigh* :)

And so...we realize that it is indeed time to face it. I was kind of hoping we could keep the whole crib thing going until they were at least 10 but I give...

We purchased these toddler beds for them.
We had considered going right to single beds,- but decided with space issues we would go with toddler beds for now as we try to sell our home.
The boys are very excited about their "bih boy" beds and yesterday morning they were asking me who else sleeps in big boy beds. Bapa too? Yep. Ama too? Yep. Daddy too? Yep. Mommy too? Yep. Jessica too?Yep. Renee too? Yep. Pop too? Yep. MawMaw too? Yep. Snowman too? Yep, why not. Clifford too? "No," I told them,"Clifford is a dog. Dog's sleep on the floor." It just had to stop somewhere!

6 comments:

  1. We just finally made the move ourselves in the past couple weeks. Both kids in twin beds and doing fairly well. When Ava broke both bones in her lower right arm at the beginning of December due to falling out of her crib, I knew it was past time and felt a bit guilty about waiting so long! (She ahd NEVER before even attempted to climb out of her crib!) And we were like you, until Ava broke her arm, the cribs were working so well! Hope the transition goes smoothly for you! And Jack always did the same thing...throw EVERYTHING out of his crib. That video is very cute!

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  2. I LOVE IT BETH!!! LOVE THE JUMPING, YELLING, LAUGHING, GIGGLING. AND I LOVE THEIR BIG BOY BEDS...CAN AMA LIE DOWN WITH THEM SOMETIMES AND TELL THEM STORIES AND LAUGH AND GIGGLE WITH THEM???

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  3. Hope it goes well for you. Logan figured out that he could get out of bed and come see what we were doing, so some nights we either sit in his room until he gets really tired, or we put him back to bed 1209348098234 times... But he is doing really well in it, and LOVES it! He has one of those fire truck beds, so it's fun during the day as well.

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  4. Such a cute video and fun story! Miss you!

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  5. We just transitioned Raleigh out right before Christmas at only 17 months old! But he would NOT stay in his crib! It was a constant battle so it's been much easier now that he can get in and out of bed without us fearing that he'll hurt himself.

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  6. Thanks for your comments all! I love to hear your thoughts and experiences too!

    Brittany - wow! 17 months! I am thankful we didn't have to do that with two of them when they were only that little. I think that having each other's company in there kept them from climbing out until now! I'm glad to hear that Raleigh is doing great with it though. It's nice to know he's safe when he wants to climb all over!

    Darf - Miss you too,and thanks!

    Mommer - OF COURSE you can lay in their beds with them! Just NO jumping! :)

    Kristen - glad to hear that Logan is doing pretty good with it! He took to it pretty quick didn't he. I am hoping for the same!

    Cassie - I think as a mother of twins we just put it off as long as we possibly can don't we? Don't feel guilt about it. It's just one of those things you never plan for or think about ahead of time (like your child freezing his tongue to a railing!) Ha!

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