Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Big Boy Bed

For the last several weeks, Gage has become obsessed with any bed but his crib! He finds a bed, climbs up, snuggles in with the covers, then pretends to snore. So we started trying him on his big boy bed. It would last about 30 seconds before he would come running out and yell "Ta-Da!!" We'd play his little game with him for a few minutes, threaten his crib if he got up again, then ultimately put him in there.

That was, until we had a babysitter last night.

I had one of my YW over who had never babysat for us before. I showed her around the house, got out jammies and a diaper for Gage, showed her his beloved blankies, and ran out the door.

When we got home, the house was silent, both kids were sleeping. I took her home and was asking how the night went. I asked her if Gage cried when she put him to bed. She said he did for a few minutes then went to sleep. I told her how he really wants to sleep in his big boy bed but he won't stay in there so he gets mad when we put him to bed in his crib. 

The babysitter gasped and said, "I put him to bed in the big bed! I didn't know he didn't sleep in there. After I brushed his teeth I told him it was time for bed and he just ran and climbed under the covers of his big bed. He made it seem like that was what he does." And then she apologized over and over and over again.

I just laughed! 

We've been trying for like 3 weeks to get him to stay in his bed and he never would. The sitter said he never got out once! When we went to check on him he was still all tucked in his covers!

I guess all it took was a babysitter to do the trick, because he slept all night in his bed. 

 I snuck in this morning and took this picture!

So, when nap time came around today, I asked him if he was going to be a big boy and sleep in his big boy bed again. He shouted "YEP!" and ran to his bed!

And he's been sleeping for 2.5 hours and counting!!! 
Didn't even get up once!

Maybe we'll hire this babysitter again when we start potty training! :)


On to another big boy bed story:

Shaun's fam is coming into town tonight, so I was washing the bedding in his room for them. I started unbuttoning the duvet cover and Gage discovered a new hide out! He thought it was pretty funny.


Brandon and Angela Hoopes said...

Haha! that is funny! Leave it to the babysitter. Hopefully he continues to sleep in his big boy bed!

And that makes me sad about your blue berries:(

And my mother-in-law made me that same apron for Christmas one year.

And Happy Birthday to you and Maisey. Her party was great, and I'm glad you had a good little "get-away"!

Now I'm done. It's been too long since I've looked at blogs!

Kira said...

I find it funny that you say that you'll get a babysitter when he starts potty training because today we were at a friends house and Maddie needed to go potty... the only thing is she REFUSES to go on any potty except the one at our house. So I told her we had to go home so she could go potty and she started to cry, so one of my friends was like "let me try", so I was I did thinking that would scare Maddie into wanting to go home. But nope, instead she walked right in and sat on the toilet and went potty for her!! We have been potty training for about 3+ weeks now and that is the FIRST time she has gone anywhere that wasn't at our house! So I think its a GREAT idea to get the babysitter to help potty train :)