Thursday, December 06, 2007
It's About Time
Kyle has been completely happy and safe in his crib, but last night due to potty training related conveniences, and the fact that he is three and a half, we moved a bed into his room.
He was very excited. In fact because of the new red flannel sheets, and the chambray blue bedspread, he asked, "It's Thomas??" as he looked under where it was folded back to see if Thomas was a part of the bed spread.
In addition to the fact that I did like him in there, where he was in bed until I let him out, I had also been delaying because the idea is to move Amanda's furniture into his room. That leaves her needing some furniture. I've decided that if someone is going to get new furniture, it should be me, so some shopping and LOTS of rearranging will be necessary to pull off the complete switch. But Amanda has a twin bed on the ground that is part of a loft bed set. She had been sleeping in the one on the ground, but was happy to let Kyle have it for this next step into being a big kid.
Anyway, it went well. He has slept in beds before, so I didn't have to do all the training. He went right to sleep. I told him he couldn't get up until I got him up, unless he had to go to the bathroom (because I didn't want him roaming the halls at 5:45am). I heard him get up before 6:00am and go to the bathroom, and then he went back to bed. By 6:30, he was out of bed, but still in his room. When I went to "get him up," he asked if he could not sleep in his crib anymore (notice I have it there as a safety net), and sleep in his bed ten times. I told him he could and asked if he liked it. "Yes, it was so 'tastic." So I think we'll take the crib down this weekend.
The dog was a bit confused at the change. When I was tucking Amanda into her loft, she came in and wondered where the bed was. We've tried to convince her lately that there is more room on Amanda's bed for sleeping than ours. She usually sleeps in there for an hour or two, and then comes into our room. As I left Amanda's room, I opened the door to sleeping Kyle's room and showed her what happened to the bed. She didn't last an hour, but she tried it.