the mother of invention.

 so i mentioned that we moved aaron to a toddler bed ON his second birthday.  
his no fear tumbles out of his crib made it necessary. 
well...the second night in it he fell out.  
i went to his room and found him asleep on the floor...he stayed asleep as i picked him up and put him back in his bed. 
the next day i managed to figure out how to make a full size bed rail work for this little bed and that worked well for a while. 
until...he started using that railing as a balance beam.  for real. 
so i took it off and thought for sure he would "get" it now and not fall out of the bed. 
i thought wrong.
 clearly he needed something...just enough to keep him in, but enough to let him get out safely.
because he fell out again. 
 it also needed to be something that would NOT let him practice his parkour.
 this is what i came up with...it's basically a very sturdy canvas bed rail...with pockets.
 i used sturdy ties because i thought they would be stronger than buttons or velcro or anything else i could think of....
i added pockets on each side to hold books or some of the million and one animals he insists on sleeping with.

seems to be working great.  no more falling out of the bed, he can get out safely and no more parkour in his bed. 

if only that would fix all of his naughty.  yesterday he had to learn the hard way that having light bulbs in your room is a privilege NOT a right. 

in other news...i have completed day eight of the shred!! once again, this is HUGE for me.  and i feel GREAT.  as crazy as it sounds, i feel like i can start to feel the body of my 20's (pre-kids) coming back to me...i have more energy and TONS more endurance.  how are you doing?

in other other news...we still have a LOT of question marks for our future.  house, job, life, etc.  i would appreciate your continued prayers...overall i seem to be much better at "handling things" but at the same time my hopes are SOARING once more...i know that God is good and He is going to work it all out...and if it's not all worked out...then He's not done. 

happy friday to you!
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11 comments:

derekcindyterp said...

What a cute idea for a bedrail! Love the pockets for books etc. :D
Congrats on day 8!! Feels SO good eh? I managed about 3 weeks, and then I quit for a bit, and am having a hard time getting back into it. *KICK*...that was me kicking my own butt....time to get back at it!
HAPPY FRIDAY to you too, may your weekend be BLESSED!

derekcindyterp said...

What a cute idea for a bedrail! Love the pockets for books etc. :D
Congrats on day 8!! Feels SO good eh? I managed about 3 weeks, and then I quit for a bit, and am having a hard time getting back into it. *KICK*...that was me kicking my own butt....time to get back at it!
HAPPY FRIDAY to you too, may your weekend be BLESSED!

Veronika said...

Great idea! :)

Mao Mao said...

Brilliant Christal! I have a 4y (going 5) old girl who was little daredevil, and managed "unbroken" until 3 :) She started doing stunts around 4 months old...
They are made of rubber!
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cbryan said...

It's super sweet. I love the fabrics and the pockets are a great detail.

Cora Anne Designs said...

Wow, you must have the patience of a saint! :)

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

What a cool idea! Love the fabrics

Anja said...

Hey,
I'm usually one of your silent readers but this post reminded me too much of my little sister. My dad always took out the light bulb in our room before we went to bed and he would sit in front of our door until my sister went to sleep to keep her in our room. She also did gymnastics in her bed and everywhere else. She turned out pretty well, though. So don't give up hope!
Anja

Parrotts said...

Love the helicopter print...I'm a bit behind, but just ordered the DVD today--Amazon is sending Jillian to my home as we speak :)

carly smith said...

wow, i can already tell i'm going to need something like this for my little climber! such a great idea!!!

Jennifer said...

Just finished day two of the 30 Day Shred. Was feeling pretty good yesterday, today I want to die. Thanks for the inspiration. ;-) Let us know how you're doing in a few days.

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