Thursday, March 19, 2009

Let Me Show You: The Big Boy Bed

 

A few weeks before Sean's birthday I heard a thud in his room when he was supposed to be in his crib.  I opened the door and found him sitting in the middle of his room with a "how did I get here" look on his face.  Uh oh.  It was just a matter of time.  Shortly there after I ordered his toddler bed.

One of the first recognizable words Sean said was "car".  Or rather "cah" (Boston accent and all).  He LOVES cars.  Points them out everywhere.  So, naturally, we had to get him a car bed, right?

 

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We made the switch on the weekend of Daylight Savings Time.  Which, looking back, was probably not the best weekend to do it.  But it seemed to go as well as can be expected.  Ryan pretty much assembled the bed himself and I stuck all the stickers on.  ALOT of stickers.  Which were very sticky.  So you had to position them correctly to first time or you were out of luck.  Let's just say that this bed does not follow the suggested placement of the stickers.

Sean LOVES the bed.  Also he LOVES his freedom.  I, personally, am not fond of the freedom.  We have to lock his bedroom door until he falls asleep or he does not stay in there.  (I don't remember having this problem with Meghan.  She was not able to turn and open doorknobs until sometime after she got used to her bed.)  So instead of sleeping he uses the time to destroy his room.  Toys scattered everywhere, clothes pulled from all the drawers, shades pulled back up, diapers and wipes removed from the closet.  MESS.  He does manage to make it back to his bed and fall asleep eventually.

 

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The biggest drawback so far is that he seems to be waking up earlier and earlier.  Today he was awake before Ryan's alarm went off.  I'm not exactly sure of the time because I did not want him to see me move.  I was hoping that he would head back to his bed.  No luck, we were watching Wow! Wow! Wubbsy waaay too early today.  (But, to be honest, I don't think there is ever a good time to watch that show.)

1 Comment:

Gilda said...

Evan has the same bed. He loves it.