Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Beds

Ideas I Had Before I Became a Parent #42:

Years ago, when I was registering for my baby shower, I distinctly remember seeing the TV baby monitors and thinking 'any parent that thinks they need that is over the top and a bit obsessive...either the baby is sleeping or it isn't and you can tell that just by listening'.

Well, many times since I've wished I could secretly see what in the world they are doing in there! Once such incident was this Tuesday.

I put Amanda down for a nap in her crib and went downstairs to work on the computer. I could clearly hear the baby monitor in the next room. Eventually I heard her singing and talking. She was content so I left her there. When I finally went in, I was shocked and amazed to find her sitting on the floor reading books to her bear...OUT OF HER CRIB!

I realize kids have done this down through the ages and its not a huge deal, I just thought I'd have heard at least a little scuffling or grunting. I wish I'd seen it.

Yesterday morning, when I came upstairs from working out, this is what I found on my side of the bed sleeping next to Shaun.

Yes, she'd crawled out of bed and found her way into our room. Again at nap time and again this morning. Time to get her a big girl bed.

Shaun and Avery went to pick up one we'd found on and by the time they'd gotten home Avery was pretty convinced she wanted the new bed.

So, we went to the store and she got to pick out new sheets (can't share one set of sheets between two beds. They are the only purple in the room, but she's pleased)

They are both tucked into beds now and I don't hear anything so it must be fine, right?


Elizabeth said...

That is so funny! Amanda must feel like such a big girl sleeping in a bed next to her sister.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, this made me laugh! I have thought the very same thing before...I'd love to be able to peek in when I hear singing and talking and laughing, but I am not yet ready to disturb her. :)

Rae said...

Such big girls! I would give anything to keep JK out of MY bed and tucked into HIS!

mom said...

I wonder what goes through their little minds when they decide which day they are going to cross the "great divide' even though the distance is more than twice their height. I don't she was scared, but what was the process that made that the day. Kids are the best!

Shawn, Shelva and Symeon said...

I love this story! I had the same thoughts about he baby cam but there are days I wonder what he is doing. Shawn and I found a way to watch by cracking the door and looking between the frame and the door where the hinges are. Symeon can't see us but we watch him and it is pretty funny. Glad to hear the big girl bed is a hit.