Ok, so today is my 33rd birthday. That said...anyone who knows me that I am forever 29 and usually going on about 10 (bring on the dirt, trees, bikes, etc!). Moving on... :)
So, I converted Kale's crib to the toddler bed recently. We then put a twin mattress down beside it for two reasons: the first was to offer a buffer if Kale decided to go over the top of his rail...which he did, so then it because just a buffer if he decided to roll out of his bed (because we removed the rail) and then there was the second and more important reason in Kale's world--so that Mema Nana or someone could sleep next to Kale.
However, this created a 3 inch gap between his mattress and the twin mattress. Kale decided this was just enough of a difference to constitute the need to free fall from his mattress to the twin one. Oh..and it was also enough difference that he felt the need to make the transition from his mattress to the twin one (where someone was sleeping)...and usually made this transition head first in the form of a push or lunge. Talk about a wake up call. Nothing like 26lbs of boy landing on you!
So, it is finished. Today, I took apart his toddler bed. Now, there is his mattress and the twin mattress in the floor. I will say that it saddened me, but that blow was buffered a bit by the knowledge that we are trying to get Kale to the "place" where he not only likes his room, but wants to sleep in there and sleep all night! If we have to tell the crib/toddler bed goodbye in the process, so be it! I have already caught Kale laying on the twin mattress more than once in the past hour. If the toddler and twin matress idea doesn't work then we will be moving on to the next step of putting the full size box springs and mattress in his room.
....and so it is finished...for now...
and on another note...Ep and I decided today that Kale needs a hair cut. Its time. I don't know when or how...but its going to happen...we will keep you posted.