Just when you thought your bedroom was safe

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.

15 Comment

  1. You might not want to say he’s not a climber, either …


  2. DebiP says: Reply

    I have luck on my side…I guess…Griffin is still staying in his bed and WILL NOT get out…even when I am in the Kitchen and he calls to me after nap…I say ok come on down…nope wont do it so I drag my a** up and get him…he gets mad if it takes too long but WILL NOT get himself out UGH!!

  3. chou2 says: Reply

    Aye yi yi.
    I think I would have come out of my skin.

    Thanks for the heads-up – I now intend never to mention not-getting-out-of-bedness to anyone (should I be so blessed when Sproutie comes along).

  4. kate says: Reply

    Poor you–bet you woke up FAST! Has your heard settled back into rhythm? Hope it didn’t indo your good night’s sleep.

    (ps I’ve got your header but the rest of your blog is showin up in plain text…)

  5. That stealth mode thing will get me every time, too. I’ll be downstairs int he office and she will sneak up behind me.. I don’t hear her coming down the stairs or ANYthing. Don’t even know she’s there till she touches my arm and I shoot through the roof lol

    I’m with Tacoma… Perhaps you should not have said “He’s not a climber”

  6. Jenny2 says: Reply

    At least he gave you a warning shot.

  7. There are things that I won’t talk about (sleep being one of those). When someone asks if my child is sleeping through the night, I usually say, “I’m not going to answer that for fear of jinxing the situation.” Simple answer, but it speaks volumes.

  8. Lauri says: Reply

    I am not discussing this…… how bout those cramps?

  9. Mom says: Reply

    Now the fun begins. TV’s turn on, toilets will be flushing and breakfast in bed might suddenly appear by your nightstand. It might be mice but Mike and I are betting on the little guy! Hah…ha…tee…hee…….

  10. Good advice, very good advice!

    Both of my kids got of their beds ONE TIME. We reacted very strongly to their action and they never did it again after that and they still don’t. They’re 3 and 4. It’s wonderful.

    I hope you find some sanity in this difficult (and frustrating) situation!

  11. I can’t keep Mateo in his bed. Never have been able to. Natalia, on the other hand, won’t get up and never has. She lays in her bed until I get her in the morning. That invisible force is so nice.

  12. Jenni says: Reply

    Ha! I’ve never gotten the “Hi,” but I do frequently have a little hand rubbing under my shirt at dark o’clock. The first time that happened, I woke up with a startled gasp and scared my poor child to death! Serves him right, disturbing my sleep that way… 😉

  13. Rhonda says: Reply

    Lol. Bonnie does the same thing. If I get up to go to the bathroom, she is right behind me.

  14. Wendy says: Reply

    When we moved Katie to her first bed, she would get up and wander at night, eventually falling asleep wherever she was. I found her in the closet, behind the recliner in the living room and on the floor. So we put a gate in her doorway. She climbed over it. We put a gate above the first gate in her doorway. She climbed over both. We ended up putting a child lock doorknob cover on the inside and using the baby monitor to listen to her. That child taught me most of my mommy survival skills!

  15. Oh that day is fast approaching for me…he now tries to put his foot up on the top rail of the crib, and dammit if it doesn’t almost reach. I’m going to hear a big THUD before I hear “HI!” though…

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