So… Remember how I thought we were in a grace period when we took the crib rail down? A grace period between when Jordan was contained to her crib and the time when she realizes that she can get out of her bed whenever she wants to?
Ummm. We’re still in that grace period.
Can I still call it a grace period when we’re reaching close to two weeks of sleeping in a “big girl” bed? It’s stunning. She stays in bed when I put her down and when she wakes up in the morning, she doesn’t get out on her own without me in the room. It’s great. It’s also kind of strange. Randy has decided that this is going to be a great item to harass Jordan about when she’s older. It took her brother about a week to figure out he could escape his room whenever he wanted. That didn’t last long. IT was a bit of a battle of the wits. We’re headed in that direction with Jordan soon enough. I shouldn’t complain.
Speaking of not complaining… Jordan is starting to really give the potty thing a run for its money. Here’s the tricky part: Taking off a diaper or pull ups are really hard. The one handed removal with tightly fitting “underwear” is really hard. Tonight she was working with just her elastic shorts and she was doing a great job – pulling up and down and up and down. In all of this effort, she was pretty productive. And it made me wonder if there is practice underwear that would make it easier for her than the disposable stuff. I’m willing to bring four outfits a day to school for Jordan if it helps her learn the potty thing faster. She wants to do everything on her own — I just need to figure out something that will help her to just that!