Sunday, January 25, 2009
Oh no. Please, no.
So. Henry. You know this is going to be good, don't you? Anyways, ever since Henry figured out how to launch himself out of his crib, his bedtime and nap routine has consisted of us tucking him in and shutting the door. He'd cry for a minute and then go to sleep. He'd sometimes fall asleep on the floor right inside the door, but we'd move him into his bed if he did that. Wow, written out that routine sounds downright cruel, but we tried everything else. In Henry's ideal world he would NEVER sleep, and if he has any type of audience (like, say, his mom or dad laying down with him in an attempt to get him to fall asleep) he will NOT sleep. The boy can stay awake FOREVER. So anyways, the other day Henry showed me how he could open the basement door (make note AI Dupont - I can see an accident just waiting to happen!). He was really proud of himself. So Ed said we'd get a lock for the top of the door. No biggie. Last night, however, 7pm came around, Ed got Henry ready for bed, tucked him in, and shut the door. 5 minutes later, Henry was back in the living room. So Ed took him back up, shut the door, came downstairs. And 3 minutes later, Henry was back. Yes, Henry can open his OWN door, too. Shoot me now. I have no idea what to do with the little monkey. Ed said we should lock his door, but I have one of those "what if the house caught on fire and the key was lost or got really hot and..." fears so locking the door won't work. And I guess CPS frowns on duct tape. Ideas, anyone?!? He better be an angelic teenager for everything he's putting me through as a toddler!