I have previously mentioned that my children are monkeys. It seems that no surface is unattainable and no gate insurmountable.
Violet takes the cake for climbing. The girl is smart and strong and at 18 months it seems that one day she may give Spiderman a run for his money.
Usually she calmly swings a leg up until it catches on the top of the crib and then pulls herself to the top. Then she swings both legs over and lowers herself. As soon as she is down, she walks away to find a toy to play with. Even if it is 3 in the morning. The fit that results when we remind her it is bedtime is epic. To say we are short on sleep these days is laughable. I am a zombie.
I think she is tired too, because I finally got a video of her and today she fell. Of course it did not bother her one bit. Sophia thought is was hysterical. Violet went on with her business of bedtime ignorance. And I thanked God once again that she did not perish. She is drawn to danger. I am in trouble.
We went ahead and ordered a crib tent to protect Violet and the little sleep I currently get. I said I wouldn’t but she does not sleep through the night and she shares a room with Sophia so having her leap onto her sister in the middle of the night is not working. I guess it is just another reason not to judge the parenting decisions of others. You just never know when you will be stuck in the same position.
How did you keep your climbers alive?