The Great Escape, an Exit Strategy!
This time last year my hubby and I were sitting down to a glass of wine on a Saturday evening. The boys were in their cots but not yet asleep.
Suddenly we heard both boys roaring with laughter. Don’t get me wrong, we are used to hearing the boys chat with each other as they fall asleep, but this was different.
We have a baby-cam set up in the boys’ nursery, so my hubby switched on the camera. What he saw was not good news. Bob L had a cot exit strategy! We knew this day would come; it was only a matter of time.
So what was the exit strategy?
It was double over the cot bars and dive out of the cot…head first! He then used the two cots to propel himself into his brother’s cot. Both boys were beside themselves with laughter. We realised that there was no way they were going to sleep with the promise of this kind of shenanigans going on. Also I was beside myself with worry that he might break his neck.
The next day we realised we had no choice. We had to make the plunge. We had to swap for the dreaded big boy beds – argh!!!
Ikea is a parent’s best friend at times like this, with functional and attractive beds at affordable prices.
The next evening we entered into big boy bed territory. The boys loved their beds. They felt they were very grown up and were very excited.
Bob D was excellent; he has never tried to leave his bed. I don’t know whether he feels he isn’t allowed to or whether he is less interested in the freedom than his brother. Even now, at three and a half years old he still hasn’t realised he can leave his room.
Bob L is a bit more of an adventurer. This transition started the beginning of popping down stairs to see us after bedtime. There are so many funny storied about this it will provide material for a separate post.
They transitioned fairly easily though, on the whole. What we didn’t know was that this was the beginning of the end for nap time – big sobs!
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