Monday, March 03, 2008

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'

I've been musing (and being amused) by thoughts recently of those things that once you have a kid you start to wonder: How in the world did I learn this? Like, oh, blowing your nose... or spitting the toothpaste out instead of swallowing it when you brush.

The latest in that list came recently when I took the front panel off of Daniel's convertible crib. It's kinda cute - makes it look like a daybed. But - How do you learn how to not roll out of bed? Last night was the first night of the experiment.

Awhile into the evening I heard a tiny thud but no other noise, and so decided to peek at him. He had his front half on the mattress, clutching his blankie of course... and his feet on the floor. I stepped in the room and swung his feet back up - while he stayed sound asleep. Awhile later I decided to peek again. The mattress was completely empty - and Daniel was on the floor across the pillows and blankets I had laid there, perpendicular to the mattress, on his back with one hand absently twirling his hair. Still asleep. How in the world he got there, I have no idea. Did he somersault out of bed? Sleepwalk and think - Hey, this looks like a pretty good spot? If I scoop him back into bed enough times will he just suddenly get the idea? Do I start hunting around for a bed rail?

It was quite amusing, but didn't make for a very restful night's sleep for Mama.


Revka said...

My girls (5, 3, and 2 now) never had bed rails or even a toddler bed. It didn't take them long to learn to stay in bed while they slept, and I bet your son will get the hang of it soon, too. :)

Huckleberries and Bears said...

This reminds me of my 6 year-old (7 next week, he keeps reminding me) son. He'll fall asleep on the couch after a long day and the next thing you know he'll be half on the couch, half on the floor. His upper body may be still on the couch and lower body on floor or vice versa. And on he sleeps. He has a bunk bed and never falls off (thank god) and when he falls asleep in my bed he stays put... well kinda... his feet usually end up in my face. :)