I have taken it for granted that none of my kids have ever climbed out of the crib. Nena never really slept in her crib and started out in a big girl bed. Bear never noticed and I just moved him to a big boy bed because that is what I thought that I was supposed to do. Toad however, has a MUCH stronger personality than the other two and I have decided that he will stay in a crib as long as possible. I figured that with his belly, his center of gravity would prevent him from making it over the top. It always has in the past.
Well, he hit 2 1/2 a couple of days ago and has decided that he is old enough. Today, of all days, he is not feeling well and extremely cranky and has decided that he is NOT going to take a nap. So, he devised the alternative. He has learned to climb out. AAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As soon as he did, he walked down the stairs and announced to Bear and I, “I am NOT going to take a nap. I am GOING to watch Diego.” Poor kid, he doesn’t realize that we no longer have TV in our house. Bear looked over at me and said, “That was impressive.” I am not quite ready for this stage.