Am I really writing a post about my kid’s bed habits?

by statia on October 19, 2009

If you remember, we switched the Mini over to a “big boy bed” over the summer.   I was so not ready to move him to a bed, as early as we did, I’d have kept him in there until he was 7 if he would have fit.  He was never the type of kid to try to climb out of his crib.  Now, Little Girl on the other hand, because I want to eek out every last bit of time I have in her crib, will crawl out of that thing at 15 months.  Because that’s the way that sort of thing works.   But that’s another story for the not so distant future when I write about how she has a big goose egg from attempting such a trick.

We opted not to go the toddler bed route.  I didn’t want to have to buy another crib mattress, or crib, so we went ahead and got a youth bedroom set, and moved all of the nursery furniture, well, take a guess.

It took my breath away a little to see his small little toddler self in a giant twin sized bed.   He was apprehensive at first and he’s still afraid of his headboard if his little Red Sox blanket is not positioned over it just so, but he does pretty well, and he STILL doesn’t really get out of bed, even though he can.

What I find funny is all of the shit he hoards in that bed.  Because he has so much room, I find all sorts of things in here.  Books, cars, shoes, my kitchen utensils.  Shit that doesn’t belong to him.  I find it shoved deep in the depths of the covers, in piles, and wedged under his body.   I know that he at least gets out of bed to make his rounds and will again at some point during the night if he notices something isn’t in just the right place (i.e. I’ve moved it so that he doesn’t impale himself).   I’m thinking the show Hoarders would have a field day with him.

{ 4 comments }

Faith October 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Hahahaha! We used to have so many stuffed animals on our beds (me an the Twin, I mean), nobody could figure out where we slept! We actually cleared half of them off at night, and just slept with the other half on there, but srsly…we had a stuffed animal hoarding problem, fo sho.

Avoiceofmyown October 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm

My niece used to steal my carmex as a toddler and hoard it.

jesser October 21, 2009 at 8:14 am

It must be the age! Tabby does this too. Sippy cups. Plastic animals. Stuffed animals. They all go under the category of “lovies” and they all must be in her bed. Even if they stab her in the back/bum. Even if they leak and make me change the sheets every other day (Daddy is the enabler here … grrr).

Heather October 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I like the fact he has a Red Sox blanket on the bed :) What more could he need? Robbie at almosy 8 years old still has all kinds of crap in his bed. Rather funny, but hurts like hell when I climb in and sit my ass on something!

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