Saturdays are family days, and we had a full morning – including some scenic driving, window shopping and meeting Granna at Rao’s for lunch. So this afternoon, we decided to put the girls down for their nap, and relax together on the couch to watch a video we had rented.
Maggie was in rare form, and had to be disciplined a few times because instead of laying down to sleep, she was either wailing, jumping up and down, throwing things out of her crib, etc. and thus keeping Lilly from sleeping as well. As we settled into the movie, we thought things had finally quieted down in their room. Then suddenly, before we even knew what was happening, Maggie came barreling into the living room with such speed and giggling with such excitement that she fell and literally rolled to a stop in cartoon fashion. She was completely delighted with herself. And I have to tell you, we were impressed as well. It took just a few seconds for our shock to subside, and then we had to compose ourselves, because we both wanted to burst out into laughter.
Maggie was then disciplined again, and put back into her crib. We stood just outside the door, and witnessed her climbing out of the crib – again! This time Jeff caught her in mid-escape, and popped her on the bottom. Finally, she gave way to sleep, and we enjoyed our afternoon movie – checking on Maggie several times, just in case.
I can’t believe she has learned how to climb out of her crib! And it’s without the help of any nearby furniture. So we are facing the question – what now? We kept her in a crib instead of moving her to a toddler bed because both girls share a room, and we didn’t want Maggie trying to climb into Lilly’s crib in the middle of the night. But now I’m wondering if climbing out of a toddler bed would be better than falling out of a crib.
What do all of you think? We need some advice!