Sunday, December 28, 2008

Crib Fib

So the holidays are over and now begins the mad dash to new years eve/day and then quickly it turns to Saylor's FIRST birthday. In the midst of this we thought it was time to let Athena get to sleep in a big girl bed. There was truly no rush for this because the crib was being used as intended and she was happy in it. She still sleeps 2 hrs in the afternoon and then from 7pm to 7am. Always. I was so excited to finally get her in a big girl bed that I couldn't leave well enough alone though.

We have one of those fancy schmancy cribs that converts to a day bed, twin bed and full bed. I know, it is so weird to try to conceptualize this without the diagrams that come in the book, but, she could potentially be in this thing until she was 15. So off came one of the four crib walls and voila "new bed" for her. We all played into it big time. New pjs for the new bed, new crib sheets er....big girl sheets for the bed, new pillow, the whole bit. She climbed into bed and off to lala land she went. Woke up saying "can I get down now"? Michael and I were so happy. We ran into the room and congratulated her. So much fanfare it was ridiculous, it was like she had just solved the rubik's cube, blindfolded. Nighttime, same thing. We looked at each other and said "this is great".

Fast forward to today. Nap time? check. Toddler in pjs? check. Toddler who sleeps in her new bed and asks to get down? check. whoa. stop right here...shoulda checked twice (santa style)

We have the stealthiest little toddler ever. Quiet as a mouse from the time that I let her crawl into her bed until I went in to check on her and saw that 1. half of her animals were blanketed on the "new bed", 2. the other half were on the floor actively engaging in a picnic, 3. shades drawn up to the tippy top, 4. stacked legs onto towers and buildings, and finally 5. a very quiet little girl coloring in her coloring book. She actually had the audacity to say "momma, where did daddy go in Athena's grey car?" She had seen him leaving from her window. The whole time I thought she was asleep!!!

I just gasped. I really did. I didn't know if to laugh or what. I of course calmly put her back into bed and let her know that it was naptime yadda yadda (I bore myself at times too). I couldn't believe she swindled us like that. Oh well, I am sure that this is just one of the many "tricks" that will be played on us. It's like our incredible babysitter that we ADORE and that Athena adores too. Quiet, punctual, polite, in college with a scholarship, taught at a baptist church. Yeahhhhh (office space voice), she left herself logged into Myspace and I saw what a raunchy skanky ho she truly is. I didn't know if to laugh or what.

13 comments:

Eudea-Mamia said...

My head shakes about the whole MySpace thing - good Lord.

Our almost 3-year-old is still in his crib. Your experience just eased my guilt over it. Thanks!!

I think you should laugh. Really, you've just got to laugh - I find the endorphins that get released help me deal with the situation better than flowing tears...

A* said...

She's a sneaky one! :)
But is it wrong that I love that about your oldest?

Honey, as long as your babysitter takes care of your girls and is good to your fam consider her job well done. And think about it? When was the last time anyone logged into MySpace and it was current? Be afraid of her Facebook! :)

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I didn't know she was still in a crib. LOL on how you found here. I've entered to all 4 window blinds up, clothes and toys scattered everywhere whil playing with playdoh. Sigh. It happens at least 2 times a week.

I'm glad she liked her big girl bed. LOL on making such a big deal for her. We parents are sneaky too! ;)

Jelly said...

Unfortunately for us, naps ceased without the crib. Hope it goes better for you! ;D

I don't even WANT to know what my sitter does when she is not here!!

Aubrey said...

LOL
Oh noo! My little one is still in his crib. I cringe at the thought of him being in a big boy bed. He's such a little sh*$ that I'm afraid...very afraid.

Funny about the skanky, ho sitter. Ah yes, you can learn a lot about someone from their myspace!

annie kelleher said...

i remember that stage well - even being in it ! my mother just let me have "quiet" time in my room - sometimes i fell asleep but mostly i was just played quietly. thats what my kids all eventually did, too, except my son who used to fall asleep every afternoon until he was four watching sleeping beauty....

Anna Lefler said...

They truly are tiny KGB operatives.

[sigh]

Happy New Year!

XO

Anna

MOMMY-MOMO said...

LUCKY!!! My boy is only 19 months old and still in a crib so havent had to tackle that issue yet... thank goodness!

Cindy said...

yes, she is too smart for all! the flood gates have opened and the wings have soared :)

Rachel said...

ahahah. was reading this post with my mommy "learning hat" on (haven't done the bed move yet) and then WHAM MySpace skizzo comedy. You crack me up!

Threeboys1mommy said...

Ha! your sitter is a big booty HO!!! Did she post a picture of her with a Corona in one hand and someone else's boobie in the other? Oh wait.... that's my page... ahem... Happy New Year to you and your whole family girl. Love ya!

danielle said...

I loved this story! What a stealthy little girl, indeed.

Are you keeping the skanky babysitter?

Caro said...

Skanky babysitters can't be that bad, can they? Are you worried?

I did not know you had toys in ABA's bedroom. That is too tempting for them. LOL'ing about the sitter still though!