Since Saturday my life has turned upside down. I’m not referring to a slight schedule change or holiday addition to the typical daily routine. I am talking about the kind of change that interrupts your sleep, steals your brain power and completely shakes your sanity to the core.
My 2 year-old daughter climbed out of her crib recently so if you’ve seen my Twitter stream lately, I can barely speak of anything else.
It’s killing me.
I am so not ready for this transition.
It was unexpected and unwanted.
But, I have no choice. I am living it. It came down to a matter of safety for my firecracker monkey of a daughter who scaled the sides of her crib each and every time. My husband and I were left with no other alternative but to immediately purchase a toddler bed when we realized the seriousness of the situation. Little did I know the real drama that would soon follow…
Part of me is still living in oblivion because my son never tried this crap. He had his moments at this age for sure (and did some silly things to boot) but he never tried to climb out of the crib and succeed. In fact as parents, we chose when to transition him to the big boy bed.
It was on our terms.
It was when WE felt we were ready and he would be ready.
We made the transition together.
This time, I was blindsided. I was not ready for this change, nor was it warranted and I am still reeling from the experience.
Case in point, my daughter used to nap like clockwork. I had a minimum of two hours of glorious time every afternoon. As of now, the nap is gone. After putting her back in her bed 139 times this afternoon over a span of 1 hour and 40 minutes (just to end up watching in sheer frustration as she still did not sleep), I think that constitutes as a total toddler bed fail.
My day has suddenly gotten so much longer I am praying to the toddler bed gods that she will adjust to this new transition and give me some time to myself.
If anything, for the sake of my sanity.
So any Theta Mom who is even remotely thinking of transitioning her child to a toddler bed? Do me a favor and REALLY think about it before you make the move.
You can thank me later.