Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What the?

A loud thud. The alarms wailed. The spotlight searching furiuosly. The pitter patter of little feet.
I had some thoughts on a blog that I was going to write this morning. However, as I was about to begin, Malaia walked up behind me in the computer room. We've had our first jail break. I suspected it was coming for some time now. When we originally put the crib together in Malaia's room it had four settings for height, and we decided to put it at the third lowest setting. And as it turns out that's no longer good enough. So now I have to decide if it's worth dropping it the four extra inches. I honestly don't think it will make a difference to this particular little girl. She has a rediculous climbing ability. The good news is that we bought a 4-in-1 crib so the next step would be to turn it into a day bed with half walls at the front and a spot to crawl down. I don't think Ang and I are quite ready for that though. There's a certain peace one feels knowing that the baby is safe in the confines of their crib, with nowhere to go.
So it's a dark day in this household as the prisoner will be arraigned and a verdict reached. Prison for life or moved to a medium security facility with day passes.


  1. We got pretty lucky. As active as our 3 year old is, she never climbed out of her crib when she was younger. And to my surprise, she's never climbed out of her "big girl" bed either.

    We went straight from the crib to a full-size bed and it went soooo smoothly. She has side rails to make sure she doesn't roll off the bed but the kids sleeps so soundly I don't think she ever moves.

  2. Oh Dear!
    Like your daughter my youngest son had no problem vaulting his crib, nor the stairgate. He can now scale the base units without any step and get into a tim of sweets hidden on the very top of the wall units in the kitchen within seconds.

    There is nothing that can contain him and now nowhere to hide the 'confiscated' swords, guns, sticks and light sabres!

    We're wondering if he's Spider-Boy?

    Good Luck!

  3. Now that she can climb out of her crib - there's not going back to maximum security. She'll keep climbing out now that she knows she can.

    I would just put her into her day bed - save yourself from wondering and worrying if next time, she'll fall, hurting herself.

  4. Maybe you should bring back her angel monitor... instead of the alarm going off and you thinking the old "stop breathing" scare, you can now think "escaped" again!