Thursday, April 1, 2010
Pssst! Hey there. I don't want to jinx it, but (talking out of the side of my mouth) Lukas will be 3 in a couple of months and he is still sleeping in his crib. Yes, In his CRIB.
It's true. I'm not sure how long this will last but up to this point our son, who by the way is turning into a champion climber on the playground, has not yet made an attempt to throw his leg over the side of his crib rail and exit the confines of his cozy sleeping cell.
However, times they are a changin. As he has gotten older, it has become ever harder to get him to sleep by his 8PM bedtime. Sometimes he will lay there and talk to himself for an hour or an hour and a half before finally dozing off. Other nights he will go right to sleep, but he still hasn't once become so frustrated that he has decided to go all Houdini on us and jump ship.
We know it is only a matter of time. It's like the BIG ONE. We all know it is long overdue, but there is no way to predict when it will hit. We could be sound asleep in our bed when we hear a loud bang and feel the floor rumble. I'm sure it will be a chaotic moment. Hopefully though, we will get some sort of warning prior to our big one hitting. Perhaps the cats will begin to act goofy. Maybe stop running under my feet at inopportune times, or actually want outside to hack up their hairballs. Who knows?
We do have had a toddler bed which has been waiting in our garage since last Fall. All we have to do is dig it out and haul it up there once it becomes necessary. You may ask: Why wait for necessary?
Well, Mrs. LIAYF and I both love our sleep. And now, once Lukas is in his crib, he stays there. But once the big one hits...all bets are off. It's hard enough to convince our little guy now that he shouldn't plead and yell and beg for more stories once bed time comes along. Take away the fences? Let's just say it'll be somewhat chaotic around casa LIAYF for a while afterwards. Perhaps I should prepare more.
Maybe get the Benny Hill music queued and ready to play.
Posted by James (SeattleDad) at 1:29 PM