Peter says: I’m not into co-sleeping

Someone’s figured out how to escape her crib, and Peter’s not thrilled.

Peter putting together the crib, circa May 2008.

Well, it happened the other night. Peyton figured out how to get out of her crib. (Damn!) This is not good news. We don’t know how she did it — the kid is clearly a climber. Addy never even attempted to get her out of her crib when she was Peyton’s age. (That said, we moved Addy into a big girl bed around the time she was 21 or 22 months — we needed the crib for the new baby.)

While some parents probably think it’s cute when a kid can escape, walk to mommy and daddy’s room and get into their bed for a cuddle, I’m not so impressed. In fact, sharing my bed is one of the least enjoyable parts of having kids so far. The thought of my king-size bed being taken over by two kids is more than I can deal with. With Addy sprawled across our bed most nights, I only get about 18 inches of space. I’m a big guy, so either my rear end or my belly is hanging off the bed at all times. (It really makes for a very comfortable quality sleep. Sarcasm.)

Our anniversary is next month and I’m pitching we buy another king-size bed (or even mattress — I’ll take what I can get) and put it directly across from our bed in our room. If Peyton is anything like her bed-hog-knees-in-my-butt-arm-in-my-face sister, it’s totally worth the investment — I can’t sleep on a sliver of mattress for the next decade. (Lisa’s not sold, but we’ll see what happens when she ends up on her night table a few more times — she woke up with her pillows and head on it this morning.)  

Poll: Kids climbing out of their cribs — cute or totally annoying? (Be honest; you know where we stand.)

How old were your kids when they could free themselves from their crib?

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