- Even if the crib has a higher railing, she still knows she can get out and will. We spent a couple nights this weekend at my parents. Their crib seemed suitable because the railings are taller. Still at 4:15 a.m., I heard Peanut calling for me. She was hanging from the outside of the crib like a spider monkey. I'm not sure if she was afraid to let go or just hadn't gotten that far yet.
- I need my own pillow if I plan to snuggle for an extended amount of time in big girl bed. If I fail to bring the pillow, I will pay for it the next day with a very stiff neck.
- Small children do not stop even in sleep. Peanut flip, flops, forms bridges, talks, yells all in her sleep. So while she's sleeping, I am not.
- Big kid beds are the bees' knees until you tell the kid she must actually sleep in it. Peanut wants to do everything but sleep in hers. Jump on it? Sure. Eat crackers? Absolutely. Sleep? You must be kidding me.
The good news, it is getting easier. The bad news, we still aren't where we need to be, but isn't that the story of parenting?