Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Crisis Averted

I was sitting down at the computer tonight, which is right outside Addison's room when I heard a loud banging from inside. She had already been "asleep" for an hour, but I went in to check things out.

She immediately stood up and started yelling, "Get out!", "Downstairs".

"Sorry kiddo, it's bedtime and it's time for mommy to finally get some peace and quiet, enjoy a glass of wine while checking in with the outside world through e-mail. you to go to sleep."

Well, she felt differently and proceeded to scale her crib that I swore still had a good year of life left right in front of me before dropping to the floor and running for the door.

"ANDY! We have a situation!" Five minutes later, crutch man has made it upstairs. =)

We decided to blow up the kid aerobed and buy us a few days before having to deal with the toddler bed this weekend. We got her settled in her "new" bed with all 10 things she has to sleep with at night, read her a final story and said goodnight.

She proceeded to wail and run for the door. So we waited her out with video monitor in hand outside the door. All I could think about was the fact that Graham is still getting up 2-3 times each night and now I was going to have to be dealing with this.

Well after 5 minutes of crying, we watched through the monitor as she ran to her crib throwing all 10 things BACK, and begging to go back to her old bed.

So for now, .... crisis averted.

Sweet dreams.


Lacey said...

That was Hadley last month. But luckily for us she hasn't tried it again. Maybe Addison won't either. I am not ready for a big girl bed.
I love reading your posts. They make me laugh out loud most days. :) Hope you still got your wine and were able to connect with the outside world. :)

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Greg and Joy Ryan said...

I remember that well. James got out of his crib early and Adrianne moved straight from crib to twin bed. James was also notorious for getting up several times at night! Hang in there!