Thursday, July 13, 2006

One Little Monkey Jumping in His Crib...

I have a monkey in the house!

This morning I awoke to the babblings of Joshua and Abby Kate over the baby monitor. I usually try and catch a few more zzz's as they talk across the hallway to each other from their cribs. Each morning I have heard him yelling, "Get out." (He usually hears me say this a million times during the day to our dog, Andy). Apparently the boy wants out of his crib.

Last night I was reading the magazine Parenting before drifting off to sleepy land. I ran across an article that talked about children climbing out of their cribs and when this behavior typically begins. I foolishly thought, "Not my darling children, they love the security of their cribs."

Well, I was wrong! I heard Joshua continue his babbling over the monitor and then I heard a soft cry. Joshua's voice started to move away from the monitor. Okay, what's going on? I jumped out of bed and opened my bedroom door. I ran back to Joshua's room, wait, no Joshua. At this point, I am calling out for him and he is calling for me too, but his voice is starting to sound a little desperate. I quickly search the house and finally find him, in the kitchen! He instantly lifts his arms to be picked up and loved. He then rubs his head (as to say it hurts momma) and cries. Poor baby!

Joshua found a way to escape his crib (somehow)!

I wonder if tomorrow morning will yield the same thing.


Seriously, Jason and I have read about this mother of twins who had one that liked to climb out of her crib and throw whatever she could find into her brother's crib to assist him in climbing out. The two of them would then run around the house in the middle of the night. Their mother would find them in the kitchen playing in the sink, with the knives, opening up the refrigerator and throwing things around. She ended up having to sleep outside their door with a pillow and a blanket. If they left the room, they would have to climb over her.

Don't think that ours is that extreme, but still!


Tracy said...

Oh girl. OOOOOOOOOhhhhhh Girl. OOOOOOOOOOooooohhhhhh boy.

Have you seen the crib tent? Something to consider. I feel for ya. I really do. When ours start doing that,we put a gate at their door. OK, we did that until Chloe broke her arm climbing over the door. Some people put the childproof knobs on the door. But then they can't get out when they need too. Some people put high latches on the door.

Obviously, there isn't a perfect solution to any of these.

ooooohhhh boy.

Jamey said...

Wow Sunny! Right when I think I have everything figured out, I see that there is never going to be a time when everything is figured out.

It was great getting to see you guys this week.

sunny said...

Tracy, I will have to put up the baby gate. He did not make his journey out of the crib today...

Jamey, I totally feel the same way! I'm always having to switch up my game plan (they really keep you on your toes).
Really good getting to see you guys too.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

that is hilarious. wow. sounds like you have your hands fuller as the days progress...

sunny said...

You could say that again!!!