So the past few days have been crazy at our house. Dot's bedroom has transformed from a baby room to a big girl's room.
It all begin at the weekend, with Dot climbing out of her cot. I know most toddlers do it, but it was a shock to us as she hadn't done it for months. We were all settled down for the evening and suddenly heard someone walking around upstairs. Upon investigation, there was Dot smiling happily from the stair gate in her doorway!
I put her back in, settled her down and decided to sit at the top of the stairs to see if she did it again. Over the five minutes that followed, I lost count of how many times she climbed out and back in again!
We decided that it was much safer for her if we made her cot into a toddler bed, so guess what I was doing on Monday morning? Yep, there I was first thing in the morning with Dot, transforming her bed.
Yes, it would have been a lot easier without Dot's help, but I am too impatient so I couldn't wait for Mark but more importantly, where would be the fun?!
After a few hours, her bed had been converted, her room had been stripped and her chest of drawers had locks on, otherwise she'd have a floordrobe!
I wasn't sure she'd like it, but I was wrong! She loved playing on her bed and in her room. We spent over two hours playing in there!
Dot happily slept in it at nap time, but the evening was an adventure! She loved the freedom of getting up and running about and it was nearly 10pm when she finally gave in. It's been a long time since Dot kept us up late, so we really felt it.
Last night was much better though. Yes, it's still a novelty to her, but Dot fell asleep at quarter past 8, so a vast improvement!
Update: It's now been the better part of a week and Dot has slept really well :) One evening, she even asked to go to bed!