II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Missing Shoe-Part 2

Many of you may remember a while back I posted about a missing shoe of Grants. Well, it still hasn't been found so I have officially given up! I do realize that most likely I WILL find it one day...when he's out grown that size! Ha!
But now one of Brooklyn's new shoes has gone missing and this is really starting to irk me. Both times we "lost" the shoes...we were at home so they HAVE to be in this house somewhere. We all know how rough kids are on shoes anyway...so to have bought them both new shoes and them still not be able to wear them is just downright frustrating! I know there's nothing you guys can do to help me...but I swear...if one more shoe goes missing, I am going to start looking for a shoe thief!

And now to change subjects competely....I was just wanting to ask you all when you think a kid should move from a crib to a bed? I know the answer is, "when they seem ready. Each kid is different." But I just wonder when people generally think a kid is too big for a crib. Grant will be 3 in May but he seems to LOVE his crib. He's getting (physically) big for such a confined space (I think) but I don't want to rush him out of it. I was thinking of buying him a big-boy bed for his birthday in May, but then I wonder if I should just let him stay in his crib as long as he wants...? I've known people whose children have stayed in their crib till they were 4 and then I know people right now who have moved their 1 1/2 year olds out of the crib already. I know a lot of my reason for wanting to get him a new bed is selfish. I am just ready to redecorate his room and I won't let myself do it until he's in a new bed. We are switching "themes" completely from moons and stars (navy and yellow) to the Cowboy look (dark brown & red) and I am just itching to get in there and paint and start decorating his room. So anyway, what do you guys think?


Logzie said...

I moved both Logan & Kenzie when they were 18 months old. Logan went right into a twin bed and Kenzie went into a toddler bed. I moved Logan b/c we needed the crib for Kenzie and I moved Kenzie b/c she was getting her leg caught in the crib slats. I will probably move Ella around the same time b/c it worked great with both the other kiddos. But everyone has their own opinions and I think it matters on the personality of the child as well. I would say you are safe in moving him now if that's what you want to do. Don't feel guilty for wanting to do it for redecorating his room...that's a great reason! He will LOVE having a new room I bet. You can really 'talk it up' to him that now that he's a 'big boy' he can have a 'big boy room' with a 'big boy bed' etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

Well, I totally understand your selfish reasons for not wanting to have him in a big boy bed. I felt the same way. It was really nice knowing exactly where he was if he happened to wake up before me or something. But, Logan just got too big so we had to move him. We had planned on switching him over when we moved, but he was only 22 months and I just wasn't ready. :) So, we waited and switched him to his toddler bed 2 months before he turned 3. So, pretty close to the age Grant is now. Although, now we are going to probably be moving him to a twin size bed in the next few months because his toddler bed is getting too small. I think he would be fine and you redoing his room is a good reason to go ahead if you are ready. I would just really make it into a big deal and how he's a big boy and it's so special, etc. and make it exciting so he'll be excited to make the transition. Good luck!