Sunday, July 23, 2006

Nooooooo!!!!!!


(This picture is from over a year ago but it is the only one somewhat appropriate with the content of this post)

So last week Malachy started climbing out of his pack and play at nap time! This obviously was bad. Sooo...we decided to start making him take his naps in his crib. Well... today we put him down for his nap in his crib (in the basement with the door shut). As I was sitting in the living room watching TV I started to hear some strange noises. Mark went to check it out and sure enough Malachy had climbed out of crib opened the door and climbed up the slippery wood twisting stairs!! AGGGGHHHH!

Now before you suggest we lower the mattress I want you to know it is all the way lowered! The sides come up to Malachy's stinking armpits! I put him back in the crib and he kindly demonstrated his escaping skills for me. The kid throws a leg over the side up to his knee and then uses the leverage to pull himself up and drop on the other side...he is really tall for his age.

This is Bad....very bad because I would still like to sleep at night. After some internet research Mark and I decided the safest thing to do was to convert his bed to a toddler bed so that he doesn't run the risk of cracking his head open on the basement floor while climbing out in the middle of the night. This means it is no challenge for him to get out of bed at all...(not that is was as a crib anymore). So to help reduce the risk of going up the stairs we put a babygate at the bottom of the stairs. To prevent him from going in Kims room and playing in the litter box or drinking paint thinner we put up a second babygate!

He was pretty upset when we put him to bed tonight. After 2 escapes and 15 minutes of screaming and hyperventilating Mark and I spent 30 mins cuddling with him before he fell asleep and we quietly snuck away! Will see what happens when he wakes up in the middle of the night! We did put pillows on the floor incase he rolls off the bed. Arrrgggghhh...why can't anything be easy anymore!? He's growing up way to fast! I know people with children months older then Malachy and don't have to deal with this kind of maddness. I am proud of his climbing skills and all, you should see him at the park! But, come on...this isn't fair!

8 comments:

thekooiet said...

Oh! Steph, that is so funny and cute (and naughty too ;))! Lydia was the only one of mine that was a crib climber, and she's always been the littlest?? We put our little escape artist in a toddler bed around 22 months. What a pain in the buttocks, huh? You don't want them getting hurt, but you don't want them to be able to get out of bed the easy way either! STAY PUT CHILDREN!

I can't wait to hear how his first night went!

Crystal said...

Hey Steph you know what I always say! Well...in case you don't...

"It's spankin' season and I got a hankerin' for some spankerin'"

Seriously though I am dreading the day this happens to us!! I think I will start putting a gate up at her door in case she figures out how to climb out and tries to make her way down the stairs and falls and hurts herself.

Go read the comments on Scott's blog!!!!!!!!!!

auntie lauren has no children, but has 2 dogs said...

can'y you just buy a cage?

Crystal said...

New post time!

Janett Sue said...

Honey, it was never easy!

Janett Sue said...

Honey, it was never easy!

Crystal said...

I can't get my space to work either now! It keeps saying error, blah blah blan!!! grrrr...

Crystal said...

Never mind it's working now. That's so weird that yours, Kim's, and Ross's were deleted!!!