Saturday, July 11, 2009

Crib Antic Update

Well, after that initial escape episode on the 17th of last month, all was "quiet" on the Ortega front for two weeks and 3 days...

Then, on Sunday, the 5th of July, I was typing away at my computer while the boys were napping.... I started to hear chatter and giggles (normal signs of them waking up) coming from their room...but then the sounds became louder, so I looked toward their bedroom door to see the light on and Alex peeking out and grinning. When I went to investigate Connor was right behind him just as pleased with himself. They had both climbed out of their cribs, slipped on their sandals, and were heading for the door...

Since then, things have back and forth. Bedtime hasn't been a problem yet, it just seems to be nap time for now. I think perhaps it's because at bedtime it's dark, and nap time they can see better, or, maybe they are just more tired at night time... ah, really, who knows? It's probably because they are kids, and that's what they do.

Some days are no problemo. They go to nap time and stay in bed. Other days, not so much. Alex will climb out, then Connor or vice versa. Sometimes, it's just Connor. They might be jumping on the twin bed (changing table) in their room, playing on the floor, turning the light on and off, or climbing into each others bed and then jumping, fighting or playing until Mom or Dad comes in.

Every mom I've talked to tells me to wait as long as possible to transition to toddler beds, and we certainly agree. We figure that, if we give them toddler beds, they will just be able to climb out easier, and that would not be fun for us. So, we try not to make a big deal out of the climbing, and just keep putting them pack where they belong and telling them it's time to nap. Sometimes they need to be "reminded" many times and other days, it's like something clicks after the first time.

So, that's the scoop. They are both climbing out on a semi regular basis and we just keep putting them back to bed. Hopefully, they will decide it's just not worth it, and go to sleep like they are suppose to at both bed AND nap time. Wouldn't that be great?

"You learn something every day if you pay attention."
~Ray LeBlond

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