Monday, October 01, 2007

Big Boy Beds and Brotherly Love

It's official...Tony is a big boy, as evidenced by his transition from crib to bed.



This is a trying milestone for this mom, who likes the crib to double as "toddler jail" as needed. Nevertheless, it is an exciting time for all of us, as we get used to having Tony on the loose and delight with him in his new situation.

(Yes, yes, I know there are some outlets I need to cover. I'm on it.)

At any rate, part of the adventure of having a toddler free to climb out of bed whenever he chooses is the unexpected joy you experience when you see how he chooses to use that freedom.



Tonight Tony wanted to sleep with his big brother Sam, and nothing or no one was going to stop him. Certainly not those pesky crib bars (good riddance!). Not even Sam, who was less than thrilled, but reluctantly agreed to host him as long as I promised to move him as soon as he fell asleep, which I did.

My favorite part is the sippy cup he brought along and unceremoniously dumped at the top of Sam's bed. Toddler litter. Cute, in't it?

7 comments:

Michelle said...

We have the exact same toddler bed.

And...

About a week ago, I woke up and saw that Petey's door was open. I looked inside his room - not there. I checked his sister's room next door and didn't see him. I went downstairs and saw Fritz watching TV and thought Peter would be sitting on his lap - nope. I started going from room to room as Fritz tried talking to me. I barely listened as I started to worry about Peter and began checking exterior doors to see if they were locked. Finally I realized that Fritz was telling me about Pete coming into his room in the middle of the night and crawling in with him. Sure enough, I looked in his bed and there was my little guy. Brotherly love, indeed!

Jen Savard said...

Of course that now the leaves the crib ready to go for lucky #7!!Tell Jay not to store it too high in the garage you want to be able to get down easily!! :)

Anonymous said...

And it makes it so much easier when Jay has to haul Tony upstairs to bed when he falls asleep during family movie night !!

nutmeg said...

Our littlest is now in her "big girl bed" and loving it. I hear ya on the crib=jail time... I'm missing that ability to keep her contained! But I'm enjoying the early morning(?- or is it middle of the night?) snugs when she comes padding into my room...

:)

4andcounting said...

So cute! We will be moving Monster to a bed in the next few months. I'm not sure how I feel about that freedom, but I'm sure he will love it!

Maude said...

Awwwww....what sweeties!

Annie Bizzi said...

What's your secret? I still sleep with feet in my back. Any pointers?