Kicking the Crib to the Curb

13 Jul

He’s growing up

Moving on to a big boy bed


My boys' room

I wasn’t sure if my son’s wails and screams had to do with him giving up his morning nap or giving up his crib. Well, a few weeks ago my one year old son, Rocco, gave me my answer.

A few weeks ago I was trying to lay down a very sleepy Rocco and as soon as he saw the crib and felt the slightest motion of my arm lowering to the crib he let out a violent scream. I am not exaggerating when I say violent, it will literally cause you to hear a ring in your ears seconds after he is done screaming. It was here I realized, he is done with the crib.

So our home has been a little of a circus these days and by that I mean it’s been a juggling act getting the boys to sleep…in their own room.  We have yet to get Rocco his own bed so he’s been sleeping in Rockford’s bed, sometimes. If Rockford falls asleep first then he sleeps in his own bed, which means I make a cod on their floor and lay with Rocco until he falls asleep. If they both need to go to sleep at the same time we lay one on Rockford’s bed and one on our bed because if one sees the other laying with Mama on the cod they’ll want to join us and we don’t all fit! Arg! See what I mean about the circus act? Needless to say, we need to make getting Rocco’s bed a priority.

Of course every milestone my toddler makes only reminds me of the little boy he is leaving behind. Each day I see his personality flourishing and fortunately and unfortunately, seeing more of my character in him. He is relentless, strong-willed, adventurous, curious, determined and non stop. Rockford was in a totally different league, but brought his own set of challenges for us his parents.

Yesterday it was his high chair, today is his crib, tomorrow might be is attachment to Mama. For now, I want to delight in his mischievous and giggles. Though audible words don’t yet come out of his mouth, the communication I have with him is priceless. He is my little lighting bolt and I am enjoying his fast paced growth span. Thank you God for sending Rocco to me just the way he is.

silly little boy

Watch out world, here I come!


One Response to “Kicking the Crib to the Curb”

  1. workmomad July 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Congratulations to Rocco on his graduation to a bed! Hope it gets there soon!


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