After getting hit with a bit of snow last night and K reported in that the roads were a mess, Bug stayed home today. After an exhausting morning helping me make French toast, clean up from a weekend of cooking (pictures and post to be added later), fold laundry and put together Jem's bed, Bug decided to sleep in her bed for her nap.
She said she wanted the gate put back on her bed. I'm not sure if she meant to convert it back to a crib or put back on the safety gate, which we had removed to use her bed as a couch since she's been sleeping in her tent since last October. Either way, I told her we could do that for tonight. Still she decided to sleep in her bed for her nap.
But oh! the commotion. Everything from her tent had to be removed and put on her bed. The doctor kit. The Dora pillow. The little toy from her breakfast at Burger King months ago. The Best Nest book. The Pooh books. Boobah. Add to that NooNoo and Ang (I think NeNe has taken up permanent residence in the playroom for occasional tea parties), who have rarely left her bed, and Tigger, who managed to promote himself there from the Huge Tub of Never Touched Stuffed Animals in the closet, there was little room for a Bug on the bed. I couldn't blame her for wanting a protective wall to keep her from falling out when she decided to sleep in her bed for her nap.
This makes the third time since she began sleeping in her tent that she's decided to sleep in her bed for her nap.
Can you tell I'm pretty psyched that she decided to sleep in her bed for her nap?
Update: An hour later, I was heading in to finish cleaning up Jem's room. There was clanging from Bug's room, so I checked on her. Sitting in bed, pulling stuff out of her doctor kit. She insisted that she wanted to go downstairs and paint (I told her we'd do that after her nap), that she didn't want to go back to sleep, or rest, or read her books, or play with her doctor kit, or have quiet time. She tried to get around me to get out of her room. I picked her up and sat in the rocking chair as she cried that she didn't want a nap.
She stopped mid cry to say that she wanted to sleep in her tent. We moved everything back and she passed right out.
It's still worth a shot to put the safety gate back on the bed, to see if she'll try it again.
Too bad bed tents don't come in toddler size.