Poppy Has Moved To A Gated Gated Community

Monday, May 12, 2014

Poppy can escape now.  She has slept through the night since she was 5 weeks old (my pediatrician told me not to bring that up too often); now she gets up at 2:00am and meanders into our room demanding provisions.  Then, THEN, she wakes up for real at around 6:00am, comes into our room, and gets in our bed.  When I hear that door handle jiggling I always hope that I'm about get a nice snuggle from my 2 year-old, but all she ever does is wiggle and sit on my head.  It is not a tranquil experience.  

So, in an effort to recreate the physical barrier that her crib* used to provide, I spent a nice little Saturday at our neighborhood home improvement store.  

A Lowe's employee sees me sifting through their selection of baby gates and offers her assistance.

Lowe's lady: 'May I help you?'

me: 'Oh, no.  I'm fine thanks.  I'm just looking for something that will keep my 2 year-old in her room at night.'

Lowe's lady: 'Well, you don't want her wandering into the kitchen and hurting herself.'  

me: 'Yea, it's really more about her not coming into my room and waking me up.'

Lowe's lady giggles.

me: 'But if anyone asks, that's what I'll say...safety.  We're really into safety.'    

Lowe's lady: 'Well safety is important.  Safety first.'  

me: 'I agree with you completely.'

this is 32 inches tall.  yay!

I slept until 7:30 this morning.  


*Once your child has the height and coordination required to climb out of his or her crib, you've gotta move on to something called a 'toddler bed'. 

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