the boy on the floor

29 Nov

oh magoo. yeah he is anti-crib. i get it. he is over it. so he climbs out. and cries. it is sad. and depressing. especially when you can see it on the monitor. i watched his expert moves on the screen and i must admit i was impressed. cindy lou was not entirely moved by his escape. well that isn’t entirely true… i know baby girl would be out in the bat of an eye if she was 3 inches taller. or started stacking things. i don’t think it will take all that long. so what am i to do. clearly the cribs are out. or at least magoos. turning it into a toddler bed seems pointless. he sleeps on the mattress on the floor happily. contentedly. doesn’t move around too much. in the morning tells me to turn off the white noise machine. the heater. and the lights. he tosses his pacifier in his crib (yes he still has one – they both do – judge all you want, but i am exhausted and if it helps i am willing to go with it for now…).

and that is where we are. riveting i know. i have gotten a good amount of advice and suggestions via FB and i will likely be implementing them this weekend. honestly my biggest concerns are naps. they need them. seriously they do. or i need them to take them. either way. i am resigned. i can’t keep fighting it. it is what it is. and we will get to an okay point. it just might take a bit…

in the next episode of this boring blog… changes to work. or how i attempt to complete 40 hours of work without 40 hours of child care. ooh fun.

 

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3 Responses to “the boy on the floor”

  1. bionicbrooklynite 6 FriUTC2012-11-30T09:31:20+00:00UTC11bUTCFri, 30 Nov 2012 09:31:20 +0000 2009 at 9:31 AM #

    That was my same fear about taking the side off of the Bean’s bed, which, for the record, basically makes it a mattress on the floor. Technically it’s a few inches up and has three sides, but my point is that a mattress on the floor makes a very fine toddler bed. The Montessori folks will even tell you it is the Best Possible bed for him — you win!

    Anyway, naps really have been fine. I mean, they’ve never been our strong suit as a family, but they certainly haven’t gotten worse.

  2. strawberryStrawberry 6 FriUTC2012-11-30T15:21:32+00:00UTC11bUTCFri, 30 Nov 2012 15:21:32 +0000 2009 at 3:21 PM #

    You do what works, and no one should judge you for a mattress on the floor after all you’ve been through. Clearly the crib’s not working. Go have a drink 😉

  3. C Storm 6 SatUTC2012-12-01T07:05:14+00:00UTC12bUTCSat, 01 Dec 2012 07:05:14 +0000 2009 at 7:05 AM #

    Mine turns three in two weeks and still uses her pacifier at night. Who cares? She’ll stop when she’s ready… 🙂

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