Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Restraining Order!

Sleeping and Awake Babushka Doll by snollygosters

I think I may start another business. I want to manufacture "fun" ways to keep children in their beds for an entire night.
Lately, my four year old has taken to getting up in the wee hours of the morning and either crawling into the master bed and flailing her limbs every which way, or she sleeps downstairs on the couch. I'm not sure why this all started, and she can't explain it, but it must be stopped! Aside from losing sleep when she's in my bed, it worries me when she's not sleeping in her own. I have to wonder, "what is she getting into?" Maybe she's raiding the refrigerator because she wouldn't eat her dinner, yet again. I don't know, but there has to be a way to keep her in her own bed.
Perhaps making velour covered bungee cords that hook onto either side of the bed across the child? Or maybe turn the bunk bed into a fort. Yeah, Fort Knox. But it will be the other way around and it can't be broken out of. Or perhaps a potent dose of Dramamine and a Kenny G cd. That last one does seem kind of cruel.
In any event, I could take a cue from Bob Ross and call them "Happy Little Restraints" for peace of mind and a good night's sleep. ;oP

Spending Time Painting by kmberggren


ElegantSnobbery said...

I put baby proof door knob covers on the inside of the kid's bedroom so that Annelie can't escape unless I let her. Can Peri figure out those yet? That might help.

As for Gracie... well she sleeps with me, so I'm no help. :)

twolefthands said...

My son was one of those, we put two gates on top of the other in his doorway just to keep him in his room. I can sympathize Winkle!

Start To Finish Supplies said...

Hmm, I am thinking Kenny G would be a bit harsh. Just talk to her about the economy. She will be so depressed she will not get out of bed for days!

Winklepots said...

LOL, that's the best idea yet, Supplies. Sadly, so true.
Then again, I might not get out of bed for days. :oP

Beth said...

Our 4 year old does that too. I either tell him to go back upstairs or daddy carries him back up. Works because then I just go back to sleep.


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