For Lucas- it was when he learned he could catapult himself out of his crib by raising himself up in the corner and hoisting himself over right around his 2nd birthday. Thankfully after a switch to the toddler bed and a little trick of turning his doorknob backwards to "motivate" him to stay in his room, he did continue taking naps for another year.
Ryder is now almost 2 1/2. He really has been my best sleeper of my three from the start. I have so appreciated and loved it.
But then it happened.
Two weeks ago, he began his "tricks". First throwing all of his blankets out of his crib and calling for me to retrieve them. After he learned I was not going to keep giving in and he would be sleeping without blankets, he took his game up a notch.
"Mama! Me took my diaper off." I heard over the monitor one day.
My heart skipped a beat, visions of Alex once removing her diaper- her dirty poop-filled diaper- while in bed for her nap. I ran up to his bedroom only to discover he had just taken his pants off, not his diaper.
"Ryder do not take your pants off." I said while putting his pants on then laying him back down.
And now-- well just take a listen to his latest trick.
Yep- "Mama, me crying" said in a calm upbeat voice. Sneaky little bugger.
I will be using this post for my Proud Mommy Moment on Thursday. Since Thursday is my birthday- I have another post in mind for that day. However, your chance to (pretty please) link up will still be on Thursday.