Thursday, May 22, 2014

Big Kid Beds

We've had a big change in the Bennett house....R&R finally moved into their big kid beds!  So, we totally had them in cribs until after their 3rd birthday.  We never had a problem with the kids trying to climb out, and we were all getting a lot of sleep, so we saw no need to change.  Then, randomly one evening, we decided it was time and daddy converted their beds.

The kids were so excited.  Here is Rhys showing off her new space.

And the Rhett...

Of course, Piggy had to try it out, too.

The first night went well.  Both kids (in separate rooms) sat on the edge of the bed with their feet touching the floor.  The excitement was too much and it took them a little longer to fall asleep, but it went better than I expected.  Rhys fell out of her bed that first night and slept right through it!

The next day right before nap I came upstairs to find Rhys tucking Rhett in his bed for me.  What a sweet sister!

Oh, the freedom!  Found Rhett like this one day after "nap."

Now that the excitement of the beds has worn off, the kids sometimes choose to sleep in random places around their room.  Rhett (and his baby, Tiff) took a nap on the chair yesterday.  And I find them on the floor all the time.

Tonight, after a few trips back upstairs to remind Rhett it was bedtime, I told him that he was not allowed to come out of his room again and that he really needed to go to sleep.  A few minutes later we found this:

Overall, the transition has been pretty easy.  Rhett is definitely braver than Rhys and gets out of bed occasionally.  We sometimes watch him on the monitor as he will run to his shelf, grab a book or toy, and run back to his bed.  Rhys is a rule-follower, though, and will not get up.  So fun to watch them learn and grow.
Our babies are growing up!  Big kid beds....check!

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