Thursday, August 19, 2010


Our cribs were on the recall list. It has been a huge discussion between my husband and I on whether to buy new cribs or go ahead and make the switch to twin beds (with safety rails). I wanted new cribs that convert to toddler beds so we can keep them in the cribs as long as possible. Our bedroom is downstairs while they are upstairs so I don't want them wandering around. I also want to avoid the whole transition because it seems like so much work. I can't ask my friends who don't have twins their opinion and advice on how to make the transition because it is just different when you have two 2 1/2 year olds in the same room versus one toddler in a room by himself. They would just play together.

We have it so easy and have had tons of people mention how easy the boys go to sleep for us. We have had several dinner parties where at 7:30 we take the boys upstairs, lay them in their cribs and just walk out of the room. Less than 45 seconds later we are back downstairs talking to friends. The cribs make that happen for us.

My husband thinks I baby them and thinks they can make the switch and I just need to make them lay down. I say it is totally different when I am by myself trying to get them to take a nap. I chase them around the upstairs and finally catch one and take him to the crib and lay him down and then go chase the other one. Imagine if the first one wasn't contained...I would go crazy. :-)

Guess who won this discussion??! I just ordered new cribs. They convert to toddler beds in case we need to make the switch if/when they start climbing out on their own. They haven't done that yet.

Here is todays big mess....our first writings on the wall. Any tips on how to get that removed? It is ballpoint pen on my pantry door.


Sarahviz said...

Thanks for visiting my Trenches!

I agree with you about the cribs - there is no rush and why make more work for yourself??? Keep them contained for as long as you can!

Try Mr. Clean magic eraser sponge on the pen marks!

Julie From Inmates said...

I was going to suggest the magic eraser, but I see someone has already suggested that. It works like a charm. =)