Today we took the side off Ashlin’s crib. She had been climbing out for months now, though without much frequency. That is, until this week. Also, she’s only just figured out how to open her door by herself. Up until then, her sister would let her out so they could color in Teagan’s room.
There really isn’t a problem with her climbing out, other than that she doesn’t stay in her room. If we’re lucky, she goes into Teagan’s room for a bit. But this week, every morning, she was in our room. She would climb in bed and snuggle, (which is nice!), sit on the floor and read, (there are still some books on the floor where she settled in), then endless demands for downstairs and bananas.
So, decided to take the side off before she broke her bed, or maybe hurt herself. To make room for her to have better access to her books, we pushed the twin beds together and off to the side, blocking the second closet, and put the crib in the corner. I also got a small table and chairs so she could color in her room if she wanted. Or invite her sister in.
I wanted to keep the glider, she still likes being rocked before bed, if only for a few moments. She needs to keep a little bit of the baby… Just for a little bit longer.
We hadn’t told her we would be doing this today, all the pieces fell together for it to be done. We took the girls out for a burger, told her there was a surprise waiting for her at home. When she saw her new room, her face lit up, and she didn’t know where to look first, what to touch first.
As we were rocking before bed tonight, (gotta keep that glider!), she told me she really likes this new place.
She’s been quiet up there.
Fingers crossed she’s a good, big girl, in the morning!