Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jail Break!

The other day, around the end of nap time, I heard the familiar mumblings and giggles of waking children over the monitor. Soon, though, the sound seemed to become much clearer. Not in a the-monitor-is-static-free way but in a I-think-a-child-has-escaped way. Sure enough, Steve comes to the foot of the stairs and there's Gabe, hanging out behind the gate, smiling and waving.

Upon inspection, it would appear that he rattled the drop-front on his crib hard enough that it broke. It will stay on the crib, but drops down enough for him to climb out. I guess this means we're transitioning to toddler beds. The cribs convert, I just have to figure out how. Hoo... I am so not ready for this.

4 comments:

mell said...

oh, they're growing up so quickly!

Jen said...

Ha ha!! ...I mean, "Whoo, yeah." At least you still have that gate on the stairs! Maybe a gate in the door to their room...

Who am I kidding. You'll just have to strap them to their beds. :)

Margaret said...

Uh oh. So it begins...

Kristen said...

Shelby moved to the toddler bed about three months before her second birthday when Jeff heard her in the middle of the night and went in to find her standing on the changing table next to the crib. She had built herself a ladder of pillows to escape. After informing her she was NOT Paris Hilton and dancing on table tops was not allowed he broke down the crib then and there!

Joseph climbed out at 18 months. Same m.o. So we moved Shelby into her full size bed and Joey into the toddler.

If Will figures out how to climb out before 18 months I'm going to do some ancestral research about mountain climbers.