Freedom… The adventures of a 3 year just old moved to his Big Boy Bed


So the time has come for my boys to share a bedroom. The baby is too big for his bassinet… and time for the 3 year old to move from the cot to his big bed.

I know there are probably some questions… why IS a 3 year old still in a cot? Well to be fair.. he spent the first year in our bed/portacot in our room so wasn’t really in the cot anyway. But once he was, and finally started sleeping throught the night, you know, STTN? The holy grail of all things parenting… well anyway, it was a case of.. why change something that works.

Night 1.. slept through all night, didn’t hear a peep.

Lulled us with that one, he did!

Well he has been waking really early, like before 6 am. In fact, I’m not quite sure what time as I don’t hear him get up… I’m pretty tired these days from the baby so the sleep I do get is usually a deep one.

The first 2 mornings, he helped himself to the Nutella. He is resourceful. That is for sure. He had his plate out, a knife, the butter, some bread. And did a pretty good job of spreading it (if an inch thick counts…. I am his mother after all.) But it was the mess everywhere else.. the bench, the lounge, his face.

So lesson learnt, we kept the kitchen gate shut.

So unable to make his breakfast, the next morning I wake to another surprise. He has jammed pins into the vintage sewing machine I am borrowing from my Mum. he’d stuck them all through the hole the cotton comes up through from the bobbin (I don’t know it’s name)…. Thankfully I had unplugged the machine before I’d gone to bed.

The last 2 mornings he has slept til 7 am and I have heard him wake up… I’m hoping the novelty has worn off and his bed is more appealing… I can only hope.


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