Even though we've got the girls confined to their room by a baby gate - they are fully capable of climbing out of their cribs and running all over the place.
At first, I was diligent about going in and putting them back in their cribs whenever I heard them climb out.
With time, I've let them play - surprised that when they were done playing, they would either climb back in to their own crib ... or fall asleep in a heap on the floor.
Charlie and I have talked about transitioning them to toddler beds. Seeing how effortlessly they can climb in and out of their cribs, I see no reason to keep them in, anymore.
But still - I hesitate. I'm just not ready for them to be out of their cribs ... yet.
What happened to my 3-pound babies??
How did they grow up so fast??
Today, after a long walk around the block and a picnic at the park - we came home and put the children down for their naps. That was at approximately 1:00 PM.
It is now 2:30 PM and I have deposited the girls in to their cribs no less than 10 times each.
I have removed Carolyn from Elizabeth's crib (when she was standing on top of her semi-conscious sister) ... and Elizabeth from Carolyn's crib (when they started fighting over a blanket).
I have plucked them off the top of their dresser, three separate times, which they had scaled in order to reach and dump all of the books from their bookshelf.
Transitioning our children to toddler beds is one hurdle. But the thought of our children outgrowing their nap during the afternoon, is another hurdle altogether.
I'm suddenly dizzy and nauseous and I can't feel my legs.
And I have an overwhelming urge to drink a martini. Or twenty.