When I commented on how well they were climbing up and down (with the use of an overturned trick-or-treat bucket) they grinned from ear to ear. So I asked (as I do regularly) if they were ready to sleep in their big kid beds, and they both said yes. I installed gates at their doors so they couldn't get out to play with each other during the night, and off to bed they went.
|Ellie was excited to sleep in her "big bed" and after comfortably |
arranging several pillows, fell straight to sleep.
|Tommy was excited too... until I left the room. Then he was up repeatedly, and crying for me. |
Eventually, he lost the privilege of the big bed and I put him in his crib.
I slept on the couch last night so that I would be nearby if there were any issues. In the middle of the night when Tommy cried to get up I put him in the big boy bed. Then I fell asleep at the other end waiting for him to get to sleep. When I woke up he had turned himself around and we were sharing a pillow and he was hugging me. I love that boy. :)
|Sleeping tonight. We'll work on the covers some other day.|
For now, they are just using their familiar blankies.
|Not willing to lose his privileges again, he went to bed without tears.|
And these are just some cute dress-up pictures from a few days ago...