This week, I dismantled the crib. Five years and two kids later, we say farewell. There are two prime reasons why we finally did it. We didn’t decide this lightly, as we prefer Lily contained at night time. She has a tendency to walk around all night long.
One, we’re attempting to get Lily potty-trained. Towards that end, she can’t go to the bathroom if she’s stuck behind bars. One too many accidents in the morning where we really wished she had gone potty. I’ve had enough of handwashing stains out of the crib sheets.
Two, she’s 2.5 years old, and we could use the extra room. The crib takes up space, and we could use it for storing their arts & crafts, toys, and other junk, instead of having them in the dining room.
It’s been a few days, and she’s still walking around at 11pm at night. I don’t know why she doesn’t want to sleep at night, but then again, she has my insomnia genes.