The ironic thing about this story is that yesterday I had this exact conversation with my mom and the trusty MIL.
We’ve been lucky.? The boy is not a climber.? He hasn’t really pulled much down on himself (except for a speaker yesterday).? But basically, the child is perfectly content to remain with his feet firmly planted on the ground.? So we never had issues with him trying to climb out of his crib.? The move from crib to big boy bed was purely for the sake of illustrating the big boy thing with hopes of improving the potty on the toilet problem.? (It worked somewhat)
When I talked with both moms about the big boy bed they warned me that once he’s in a big boy bed he can get out.? I was prepared.
Miraculously, the child though there was some magical forcefield holding him in his bed at sleep intervals.? He’d go to sleep with relatively no issues, rock when he woke up and eventually call for me.? It was nice.
Then came this morning.
I hadn’t slept well the previous 3 nights.? But for some reason my body gave in and let me sleep through the night.? I woke up around 7ish and had to pee.? Of course I can’t see the clock across the room and thought it was dark enough that I still had time before it was time for everyone to get up.? Much to my dismay it really was after 7:00.? I still peed and fumbled my way back to bed.? I laid down and didn’t even close my eyes when I hear… “HI!”? Scared the ever loving shit out of me.
So this is a word of warning to you mothers out there.? If your child is happily staying in his bed and has no clue that he can get out, tell it to no one.? I should be the subject that cannot be discussed.? If one of your girlfriends asks, kindly tell her that you can’t talk about it.? Change the subject and suggest you ponder the finer points of cramps and bloating.? Anything but the fact that your child stays in his bed.