Friday, January 09, 2009

Big Girl Bed


Scamp finally moved from her crib to her big girl bed the night after Christmas. We bought a princess tent for her big bed as a Christmas present. We had tried several times beforehand to get her to move, but she was always too scared. She would ask us to make her a "plughouse" (club house) using a blanket on the top of her crib. She had to sleep like this every night. That's when I got the idea to put a tent up on her big girl bed.

We told her a few days before that she was going to make the move. She has been saying for several months that she is going to sleep in her big girl bed and baby sister is going to sleep in the baby bed. But, when the time came for Scamp to get into her tent bed, she requested to be put back in the crib with her blanket plughouse. Her daddy told her she couldn't have a plughouse for her crib anymore, only her big girl bed. She decided right then she would sleep in her new tent bed so that "the monsters wouldn't get her." She is obsessed with monsters! She is now in her big girl bed with no problems. The crib has been moved to baby sister's room. We eventually hope to put up a canopy on her bed to replace the tent. She has a traditional canopy bed that just happened to be her Meme's (Beef's mom). Plus, Meme is going to make the canopy.

5 comments:

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest picture! Love her big girl bed and tent and those are great ideas. Glad she finally gave her up her old one for her new baby sister, very unselfish of her :) I bet the canopy will be gorgeous, how wonderful to have it made by MeMe and sleep in the bed that used to be MeMe's, I love it!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

How cute! She looks like a princess ready for her rest. I think she and my Best Girl would get along great!

hyperactive lu said...

That picture is priceless!!! Love it!!! Glad everything worked out! When we switch Bubbie (just turned 2) he had a few nights of unsure feelings about this big bed...

gail@more than a song said...

How cute! My son had one of those tents that fit on his twin bed and loved it. I actually have thought a/b getting one for Katelyn (she's been in a big bed for a year since her brother was born) but didn't find one for a double bed like she has.

Sonya said...

Awesome! Way to go little Scamp! You're a big girl now!