I knew it would happen.
I just didn’t know when.
I just didn’t know how.
I took two years and four months.
That’s right! Maximus finally climbed out of the bed.
At first I thought he was scared of climbing out and it would never happen. The first couple of times he tried, he’d climb on the top edge and just sit there. I think he got nervous, so he’d climb back down the rail into his bed and go back to sleep.
After several days of building up his upper body strength, I think he did some research on my phone. That has to be the way he came up with his genius idea. Because no longer was he afraid to climb over the crib rail. Now, he found a way to climb onto the changing table that sat connected.
Imagine to my surprise walking into his room to see him sitting, and smiling, upon the changing table. That little rascal! He thought he was the smartest thing ever. And I guess for that brief minute he was. I immediately gave him the speech about how he could get hurt, he needed to stay in his crib….. I’m sure in his world, all he heard was, “blah, blah, blah, blah, blah….”
I immediately called my husband to tell him about our son’s latest feat. Hubby said that it’s finally time for the big boy bed. I’ve been dreading this big boy bed because I feel he will no longer be contained. Gone will be the days where I know no wrong doing can happen late at night in his bed. I wasn’t ready just yet. I needed more time.
Fast forward ahead about a week later. I laid Maximus down for his nap. As usual, I walk out of his room, close the door, walk right across the hall to my bedroom and close my bedroom door. But this time was different. Before I could walk seven steps to our recliner, I heard a door in the hallway open. It was an unfamiliar sound. I wondered if my husband had come home early from work.
I open my bedroom door, and standing there before me is Mr. Maximus with the widest smile in the world. Not only had he climbed out of bed. But he safely landed and was so excited to boast about it that he opened in door and started walking toward mine.
Needless to say, the big boy bed will be installed A.S.A.P.!!!!