Thursday, April 24, 2008

I Knew This Day Would Come!

For several months, we've known that ONE day, one or both of the boys would figure out how to climb out of their cribs. It's inevitable, right? They tease us almost every day by swinging a leg over the side of the crib, or lately, actually straddling it like a horse! As soon as they see us walking toward them, they either jump back in the crib or suffer with the consequence of a swat or a timeout. Many friends have shared the advice to "keep your babies in their cribs as long as you can!" - especially noted from friends with "multiples." At nap time and bedtime we let the boys pick out a toy or book to take to bed for 5 minutes. We set a timer and when the the timer goes off, they know it's time for sleep. This seems to make the transition a little smoother for us. Well, Bryce chose the red tractor that Drew has been really fond of lately. Jimmy walked out of the room, closed the door and when he returned 5 minutes later, Drew had climbed out of his crib and was scaling up Bryce's crib to steal the tractor! Thankfully, he made it out of his crib safely! Today, when I put them down for their nap, Drew swung his leg over the side again and acted like he was going to climb out. Bryce started shaking his finger at Drew and with scrunched up eyes and a very concerned look, shouted, "Dew, no, no, no. Mama! Mama! Mama! Dew - back in bed!" It was SO funny! I guess that's a big brother's job to look out for his little brother!

We aren't too surprised that Drew was the first one to climb out of his crib. After all, he's our "little monkey!"
For you parents out there reading this, do you have any funny stories to share about your babies climbing out of their cribs? Please leave your comments so we can all enjoy!

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Leilanni said...

Oh my! Bryce's comments and wagging finger had me laughing out loud - I wonder if he'll always be "the enforcer"? :-) too cute

No stories here yet . . .she doesn't know she can climb out yet and I'm not tellin' her! hee hee

Grandpa and Grandma said...

Too funny.....both Bryce's comments and Drew's pic. After seeing Drew in action while we were there I just laughed to myself thinking, he's got it figured out and will be out of his crib at any moment!!! Your days of containment are short-lived....take a deep breath and smile. I'm loving it. :) Mom

Cheryl Lage said...

Oh Karen! I wish my crib climb story was funny! :(

Our she-child broke her arm on the FIRST attempted climb-out, that happened during naptime. (Not to scare you, but maybe think about crib tents?)Although it sounds like your twosome may have it mastered soon. :)

We went for the dual application of crib tents and our twins LOVED them. (More for our own peace of mind...we had adventure duo on our hands!)

LOVE your blog and am adding it to our Twinsights listing. Thanks for contacting me! :)

Cheryl Lage said...

Oh! And we TOTALLY kept ours in cribs (with the tents and our pediatrician/also a twin mama's blessing) as long as we could! :)

Love that you have a self-policing duo...hopefully that will come in handy later too!

Harris Boys said...

OMG I can't even begin to imagine my boys climbing out of their cribs....awww....good luck...are you going to put them in big boy beds. Best of luck.