Monday, June 6, 2011

"I'm Twapped!"

Today Isaac refused to stay in his big boy bed at naptime. This has been an ongoing problem, so I moved him to the pack and play in our room as usual.

He got out.

Several times.

It was impossible to keep him in a bed while I was also policing the other two boys who were having a bit of trouble staying in their beds, too. (Although they did MUCH better once I removed Isaac. I think they got the message better than he did.)

Finally I had enough.

As it turns out, you can makeshift a crib tent out of a crib sheet and a pack and play...if you have enough duct tape.

Trust me when I tell you Isaac was not amused.

He was even less amused at bedtime when he wound up in a slightly more sophisticated version of the cage. As I fastened the cover in place with safety pins Isaac looked up at Jeff and said, "I'm twapped! Mommy is twapping me."

You bet I am buddy.

Seems necessity really is the mother of invention.

© Trippin' Mama 2011


Aunt Sheryl said...

"Necessity is the mother of invention". Never a truer statement. Don't you LOVE duct tape!! Child services might frown on this, but I completely understand. Brought back such fond memories! Ha!

Anonymous said...

My dad used to say - "why don't cribs come with lids?" good question! -- hang in there - soon you'll be taking away the keys, at least this doesn't require duct tape! -- jan (judy's friend)

Aunt Mary said...

He reminds me more of Josh every day. Remember when we were @ Devils Lake for the family reunion? We didn't sleep much that week, Josh kept climbing out of the p&p!! But as Grandma said...."this too will pass" what she didn't add is "then there will be something else!" We'll keep you and Isaac in our prayers!

Christy AKA Trippin' Mama said...

Believe me when I tell you that Isaac was safer in the "cage" than out of it!

Keep praying!

Caitlin said...

Oh, now that is good!

So, did he sleep in the end?