Saturday, November 27, 2010

Transition Time



Remember these innocent little baby beds?

[big sigh]



They're not cuttin' it anymore.


My "babies" are now monkeys.


Any guesses on who the ringleader is?


This guy.




Mason.




The sleep sacks have always had numerous benefits. They now have one less.


They no longer keep my [little tiny innocent baby] boys in their cribs.

We knew this time was coming, but hoped it wasn't for a long long time.


The video monitor has come in very handy. To A) see how they escape; and B) see when they escape.


There is no loud "thud". It's fast and silent. It looks so fluid and effortless. Reminds me of the way my dad parallel parks.


And before you know it, the room is turned upside down and inside out.

So Ben and I started thinking about big boy beds. This was really tough! If my boys are in cribs, they're still babies. Big boy beds? I'm not ready. But since Mason decided otherwise, I picked out two beds from IKEA.


Hauled them home. (Thank goodness for the Tahoe).


Spent hours putting one together.


The boys played on it like a jungle gym.


Ben asked if we should put the other one together.

I said no.

He asked why.

I said because I decided I didn't like it. (It clearly was designed as a bed. Not a piece of playground equipment). 


The last thing we need in that bedroom is playground equipment.

That didn't go over very well.

But I won he agreed and we took it apart (with the help of two little boys).
If it was up to me...

the bed would have been in between one and three pieces (the minimum number of pieces required to somehow get it in the car to return it).

But - everyone's different.

So Ben decided to put it back in it's original box.

Who does that? 


Nothing ever goes back into it's original packaging. Except, I guess, beds from IKEA.

Good news! 

The beds were successfully returned. I found another option and the order has been placed. Thankfully, delivery and installation is included. More details and pictures once it arrives!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck! Toddler beds were the hardest transition!

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