Anthony Gets a Big Boy Bed
Well, that is it guys. The last piece of the baby puzzle is gone.
We took down Anthony’s crib a week ago today and he has been over the moon excited for his big boy bed.
What the heck – he never climbed out of it. He never complained. But, he is going to be three in November and now that he is totally potty trained – he needs a bed he can easily get in and out of to use the bathroom.
We kinda surprised him with it. He was watching one of his favorite shows with his sisters in the family room and we took down his crib and set up the new twin bed all before he noticed. Once we were done we brought him up to his room and he was SO EXCITED he jumped right up and snuggled into his new sheets.
He hasn’t fallen out of the bed once! He doesn’t get out of bed and bust our chops and bedtime (like his sisters!) It is unbelievable how easy this transition has been for him. I am amazed.
No more babies. All my three are under their own power, talking nonstop, doing what they want to do, having their own opinion, going to the potty, and getting in and out of their own beds.
Ya know what is awesome about this big boy bed? Since he can get in and out on his own, I don’t have to jump out of bed in the early morning to pick him up out of his crib! Yes, indeed. That is pretty magical. And, my six year old can get him his “milkies” out of the fridge! That gives me a good 30 minutes or so to lay in bed and wake up and figure out what day it is!
I know when they are little tiny babies keeping us up all night we long for the day we can sleep more and they can do more. But, what happens when those milestones come to pass? We get nostalgic for what it once was all too quickly. At least this is true for me.
Seems like life is happening quickly over here – my oldest is going into first grade and loosing teeth, my middle gal is in her last year of preschool before kindergarten and my “baby” is not a baby at all! He will be turning three in November! Definitely a new season of life for this family – another chapter to begin.
How do you deal with your children’s major milestones?