Monday, April 12, 2010
Callie Callie Callie
Callie no longer stays in her crib. This can be a problem. In fact, we recently (this morning) decided it was a big problem. This is a big problem when a 2 year old is living in her grandparents' home and she can climb out of her crib, open the door, and do whatever she pleases because her parents don't know she's roaming the house finding any and all sugar she can find, turning on faucets and not turning them off, and just getting into little troubles here and there. Oh boy. Today was my father-in-law's birthday, and he woke up to Callie's pitter-pattering as she ran up and down the hallway. Happy Birthday 'pa-pa. This was roughly around 5:30am I am told. He had to put her to bed...TWICE. At 6:30am I hear Callie in the kitchen. I jump up, and there she is. "Oh, hi Mommy. I was just looking around, checking the place out, doing whatever I please. How was your sleep? Did you have sweet dreams?"
I went out to buy a childproof door lock thingamabob, but that doesn't seem to work for our door. We may just have to go out and get a new doorknob. My in-laws may be reconsidering us staying here. I think I would if I were them.
Callie's been getting out of her crib for awhile now...at least 5 months. But I often find her in bed with Sammy, not running around the house. Oh brother. With all of this, we've also decided to move her to the big girl bed. I mean, if she's not staying in there anyway...why not transition her? Right? So, any advice on the switch? I bought a side rail that we'll put together and use.
On a quite happy note: Callie is pretty much potty trained. We had an accident the other day during her nap, but she goes to the potty all by herself. She tells me she needs to go, and then she goes on off to the bathroom and takes care of business. No more treats needed, but boy do we still cheer for her. She's so proud of herself!