I have a confession to make. My almost three year old still sleeps in a crib. Why? Well, my cautious child has not even thought once of climbing out, and I find it is very convenient when she is fighting bedtime or a nap.
JB on the other hand, thinks that Little Miss is ready for a big girl bed. Mainly because he has this vision (that I find hilarious) of her getting herself up from her big girl bed in the morning, getting some milk from the fridge, and then quietly reading a book while we sleep in. (Pausing so that you can all laugh with me.)
Anyway, last night, Little Miss was really fighting bedtime. I usually let her talk to herself and play in her crib uninterrupted, and she’ll eventually fall asleep. For some reason, last night, JB decided it was time to take action… That making her bed more of a big girl bed would somehow (magically) make her fall asleep. So at about 10pm, he takes off the front slat to her crib, and tells her she now has a big girl bed.
She of course starts crying because, “Daddy broke my bed.”
She didn’t want to sleep in a broken bed, so he offers up our guest Queen sized bed. Which of course, didn’t have bedding on it. In an effort not to contradict him, I made up the darn bed and put her in it. A few minutes later, she was wandering around downstairs. I then put her back in her bed, stayed with her for a few minutes, and went downstairs. A few minutes later, I hear a car race track of hers through the baby monitor, and go up to find she has turned the lights on and is playing, now at 10:30 at night.
At about 11:00, I tell JB to go fix her bed already, and we put her down the now intact crib, and she’s asleep in minutes.
Last night’s fiasco now has me dreading moving her to a big girl bed. Which will have to happen soon, as she will soon be too darn tall for a crib. Do any of you have advice on how to help with this transition?