Wednesday, January 25, 2006
It's the mattress, stupid (paca)
Well, it turns out children are people, too. B has been waking up for the last few months quite regularly and coming to join N and I in the big bed. Now, B, who just turned 3 on Saturday, has been sleeping on his crib mattress with a pillow next to it pretty much since we moved here. N had a theory that maybe the crib mattress wasn't all that comfortable anymore since he has gotten bigger and bigger and likes to twirl around in circles. I admitted this was a possibility but really thought he just liked to be with us. Well, we bought an actual bed for B last week. It's a Flexa, which is this Danish brand that is extendable (you can buy bunk bed platforms and railings and even a slide). After this PC that I am typing on, it is the most expensive piece of furniture we own. (We just bought the basic bed for B. N and I have never owned a bed. We had a frame for a while in TN.) It also comes with a mattress. Well, since we got it, we've hardly seen B since. He sleeps quite regularly now on his mattress until 7:00 AM. Moreover, in the old thing, if one of us ever got up before he had fallen asleep, he'd almost always come after us, so we were lying on pillows until he was out. The last three days, we just sit in a chair next to him reading stories (Green Eggs and Ham, of course). Tell him a couple stories (Pigs and the Wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Hen, and Girl (little red riding hood)). And sing (Do-do le petit chat, le petit chat va faire do-do). Or however you spell that. Then we leave. B is awake. He doesn't follow. It's all completely amazing. So apparently, children are like everyone else and like comfie beds as well. And most importantly, and for the record, N was right and I was wrong.