Monday, March 16, 2009

Some Seriously BAD News

No, it's not that by car has been broken down the last two weeks and that the used replacement piece, if it even works in my car, is going to cost us over $1,000.00 USD...

Or that after waiting 3 annoying weeks and shelling out hundreds of dollars to fix the washing machine, it's doing the exact.same.thing again...

Or that Guapo not only beat my W11 Fit soccer score, but he got a perfect score-what's the point of even playing anymore???

No, no. It's much worse.

Friday I put Pedro down for his nap as normal. I went to chill out in my room for a while before all the big kids got home. I had his monitor on and I could here him singing and babbling-totally normal. Then it goes silent-sleeping right?

A bit later he comes into my room with the Wii remote, "Want to play W11 Fit?" (I swear we're not addicts)

What the heck? "How annoying," I think to myself, "the maid got him up because she heard him talking." Humph.

So, I take him back downstairs to put him in bed and to talk to the maid about not getting him up. But- she's not there. She left. Could it be that she got Pedro up and then left? No, unfortunately, I don't think that's what's happened. She's not like that.

So, praying for the best but fearing the worst, I put Pedro back into his crib and wait...

I don't have to wait long. Two minutes later he comes blazing out of his room, "Hi mom!"

AGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!!! He can get out!!!

After several more attempts at bedding him, he finally gave up on escaping his room-but not his bed-this is what I found:



When Guapo got home that night, Pedro very proudly demonstrated his new skill to him.

What am I going to do?

Would there be a problem with sticking him in a large dog carrier for the night? He likes cages. Here he is garage sale-ing last summer-we could not get him out of this cage.



My mom almost bought it for him just because he loved it so much. If I got a really big one, a little mattress, a pillow and his blanket-it could work, right?

Or maybe a lid for the crib? Why don't they make those?

But seriously (read: I would never really put Pedro in a cage) (ummmm, unless, of course, it was socially acceptable), this phase is one of my least favorites, second only to the horror that is Potty Training.

Any advice? Suggestions? Words of encouragement?

12 comments:

Calandria said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Stephanie said...

I am not familiar with the kids thing yet...but i laughed all the way through!! too funny!!

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

I honestly never had that problem- sorry. With four kids you would think I would have, but nope- not a single escape artist. My condolences though.

Matt said...

Ma'am - Might I suggest you talk to Guapo about this. He knows how to keep kids in bed. All you need is a good robe sash, knot tying skills and a crib with sturdy bars. I happen to know for a fact that your crib is sturdy enough. The worst that could happen is that he could attempt an escape and end up hanging for an hour or two until someone checks on him, which (again I can testify personally) isn't all that bad and doesn't leave any (notable) lasting damage.

Ave said...

I think my kids watched a lot of Dora at that age, because they never napped.

Ballerina Girl said...

Words of encouragement...
Bella is almost out of hers ;)
JUST JOKING!!!!
Don't worry, just try to enforce a naptime...tell him he has to stay in his room or else...
(you make up the or else, k?!)

love ya..
BG
ps-did you like the letter? I have gotten no response yet!

No Cool Story said...

First of all, I am sorry about all that money you have/had to spend recently. Nof fair.

Secondly, sweet angelic Pedro: Hire a bouncer?

Janet said...

Oh, that really is bad news. Every day I fear we will be dealing with the same thing.
I remember putting Jackson in a real bed at 18 months after he started climbing out and then taking all his toys out of his room and locking him in. Sorry, but it worked. I think if you know they still need the sleep, you'll do whatever it takes to give them a nap, even if you have to lie down with them.

Janice said...

No advice. But I'm so sorry. I know our day is coming soon.

Abby said...

I have to say, Matt speaks very proudly of his days being TIED into his crib. I can't believe it, but then again, I've never had a son...sooo...maybe you really should ask Guapo if he remembers any sturdy knots;)

Code Yellow said...

Waaaaa! That's so sad. A little scarey, too. And annoying, because there's always the possibility that those sweet times of nap could go away completely. Aggggh! So sorry you couldn't blame it on the maid. :)

They do have crib tent attachments for that very purpose. And Phil and Ted's has a snuggly belt thingie that straps around a mattress (but it might be for littler babies)...if that helps.

lizzy-loo said...

they do make tent screens to go on top of the crib. mine always graduated to a big bed when this happened. good luck. i have a friend who put her little girl in a sleeping sack so she couldn't climb out.