This picture doesn't look like much. It is what you don't see that makes it.
You don't see Teagan in her own crib in this picture. You don't see the mattresses, sheets and stuffed animals tossed all over the room. You don't see Jenn rushing up the stairs because of the loud banging. You don't see two little monkeys climbing back and forth between cribs. You don't see mattresses on the floor so that the little monkeys can jump on the boards below.
I thought (read: REALLY, REALLY hoped) that we had until January before the monkeys started climbing out of their cribs. Given their destructive history, I've been dreading the switch to beds. Quinn made the first move two weeks ago at nap time. She climbed out of her crib three times in 20 minutes. For the next week, I lay on their floor at nap time until she fell asleep. Fortunately for me, she fell asleep quickly. I was delaying the inevitable, I know.
Jenn walked into their room at nap time yesterday to find Quinn asleep and Teagan standing in the middle of their room naked with her clothes, mattress and sheets everywhere. She was chatting (to herself) about "sleeping Mimi" and was apparently an inch away from grabbing her. I'm grateful that poop has remained IN their diapers.
Needless to say, toddler beds have been ordered. Wish us luck!