Update: At bedtime, Zoe announced, “I want put myself to bed,” and hopped right up. Just a few minutes after getting in bed she pulled a, “I have to go potty,” (when she really didn’t – oh that makes me angry). Otherwise, we didn’t hear a peep out of her all night, so either she didn’t get up or Christian and I were in comas. Let’s hope it lasts! (the not-getting-up part, not the comas)
The kids all spent the night with my mom and Tom last night, so we took the opportunity to eat a quick dinner (at a restaurant without a drive-thru) and then get some things done around the house. One of the things we did was convert Zoe’s crib to a toddler bed. She has never tried to climb out of her crib, so we’ve put this transition off, but decided it was finally time.
When we switched Noah to his big-boy bed, he felt like there was some sort of force field around it that kept him in it. For several months, he would not get out of bed on his own, and he would still yell for us when he woke up. I don’t think Zoe is going to feel that same force field. I am envisioning having to put her back in her bed several times tonight. Wish us luck. It may prove to be a very long night.