I am big enough to admit when I have been defeated, outsmarted, outwilled (a new word, I believe I just made up). Just roll with it.
So friends, family. I have been defeated. I have been outsmarted. I have been outwilled.
But not for long....
Luckily, I am smart enough to recognize that a new battle plan is needed.
You see, what had happened was....
The first official naptime in our big kid beds, after the first official bedtime in our big kid beds, was a total disaster. And by that I mean, there was nothing about it that was either restful, quiet or resembled anything that looked even kind of like sleep.
To make matters worse, the 2nd bedtime was just as horrid. So much for my kids being good little sleepers.
I won't even go into details. Just imagine through the roof above, you hear jumping, crawling, banging, yelling, crying, more jumping, more crying, more playing. It really was THAT bad.
So Brian and I thought we'd put the rails back on at the lowest setting so there was 'something' that prevented rolling out and also provided 'implied' restraint. (ie. there's a rail there for a reason. Don't even think about going over it.) It So didn't work. All three kicked a leg over and practically walked out of the cribs. At this point, it had been about 2 hours of nonsense and I'd had it for the night.
So I looked at them, and said "Fine! No independence for you!" and raised all three railings up once again.
So yeah, they're in cribs again. There, I said it. WHAT A LOSER I AM!! I just really need to run on over to good ol Babies R Us and buy SOME kind of railing. In all honesty, I think they were having a bit of a security issue with having no railing to keep them in, coupled with the confusion as to why I was letting them be in their room without anything forcing them sleep. Because the MINUTE the crib rails went back up, they were silent and sleeping soundly through the night...Aaahhh. Like the good little Bunchkins I remember...
So there you have it.
The sleep update I had so hoped to avoid.
Now I'm off to buy bed rails and new toddler bedding sets (to entice them into their big kid beds. ) Wish me luck...
(not necessarily THESE sets...)