Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Temporary Sleeping Arrangements

Almost exactly one year ago we bought bunk beds for the boys room. These were black metal bunk beds and we thought it would be great for when we had guests come over and then for when Seth got bigger and both boys would have a place to sleep. Well at the time Seth was not even 1 yet and just barely walking.

Now is a different story. Almost 2 and Seth likes to climb. When he first started trying to climb the bunk beds at the beginning of summer I made a big deal about how he needed to ask me first. And he was pretty good and I could stand there and make sure he was safe. But starting about a month ago he would no longer listen. He was climbing up all the time. I would be making dinner and hear him call to me from the top bunk. Or go to the bathroom and he would be up there. With these metal beds it is trickier to learn how to get down and he has no clue. I would always take him down. It was causing me way too much stress.

So we sold the bunk beds. Rand is now just on his mattress on the floor. We have ordered new beds, and ironically they too are bunk beds. This time they are wood and can come apart. So once we get them we will set them up separately and then switch Seth from his crib to the bed. And perhaps someday in the future when it doesn't stress me out and the boys are bigger they will once again get bunk beds.


merathon said...

we were SO close to buying bunkbeds about a year ago, and then i started getting too nervous that berkeley at age 3 would not be obedient enough to never play on the top bunk. we decided not to get them.

then, a couple months ago, we started seriously considering it again, but never did it. k & b are 6 and 4 now and i still am not sure about it! it would create so much more space in their room. what should i do?

Maria said...

Yeah, better to not worry about it and maybe have a little less space with 2 beds. We are thinking of mixing up our sleeping arrangements too. Will you put Seth in the bed right away when it comes?