Monday, March 16, 2009

Big Boy Bed-ish

Ben has finally decided to take matters into his own hands and climb in and out of his crib. We being somewhat responsible parents, of course responded by taking the side off his crib to give him a "big boy bed". He LOVED being able to get in and out so easily. In fact he was so excited that he would frequently race over to his bed to get in it, forget to put on the breaks and crash right into the side. By the end of the day he had a good half dozen bruises on his shins. Of course he still couldn't get over the fact that it's still so darn fun to climb into the crib.
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(He was trying to retrieve a lost toy)

Of course we were interested to see how this first night of freedom would play out. How many times we'd have to put him back in bed, how long it would take for him to fall asleep, and how many toys would he be sleeping with by morning. So this is how it went.....

Pre-bath time and tickled pink with his "new" bed.

All tucked in and pleased as punch.

We said good-night, turned off the lights, closed the door and waited.......and waited......and waited. 8:30....9:00....9:30....not so much as a peep. At 10:30 we decided to check.

Dead to the world.

We did our parental duty and moved him back into bed. He barely noticed. Silence the rest of the night. A little later....

...still in bed and still sound asleep.

In the morning it was same old, same old. Despite the new found freedom he sat on his bed and called us "dadddeee come back!!!" "mommee big hugs" till we came to get him. All together an overwhelming success. What can I say, he's well trained.

Up and at em'!


  1. You guys wouldn't stay in bed. You would lie across the bottom of the bedroom door and say 'out' in a pitiful little voice.

  2. He must have gotten his goodness from his dad :)

  3. HURRAY! Lydia was so much like that. She just stayed, the good little rule-keeper that she is. Ellie, not so much, but that's another story. :)

    Good for Ben - I LOVE the picture of him climbing over the side just for old times' sake. What a BIG, big boy. I hope it lasts many more nights!!