Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Goodnight One and All

Every night I tuck in 15 little ones. No, I don't have 15 kids (can you imagine???).

When my daughter got her own room (about 4 months ago), we didn't want to put a lot of stuff in it. Why? She just turned 2 in August and I've heard horror stories about children climbing furniture and having the furniture falling on them (I know you should secure it to the wall but I have thoughts about what if the straps fail...) and because I've read not too have to much in their room because you want them to sleep there and not play. She has a shelf with stuffed animals and knickknacks, her toddler bed, and a basket with stuffed animals.

Somehow she has managed to take every stuffed animal and doll in the house and pile them into her bed. I have tried sneaking one or two out at a time and she knows. How in the world is that possible? I've tried putting a few in the basket while she is downstairs, thinking she'll be okay since they are in the room with her, but oh, no, they must be in bed with her. She's even tried sneaking her three month old sister's stuffed animals into her bed. There is princess dolly, baby dolly, grammy dolly (a doll my MIL made for her), teddy, Easter bunny, bear, Leap frog froggy, puppy, big puppy, froggy blanket, Panda, ostrich, bunny, and the list goes on. She barely fits in the bed with all of the stuffed animals. Most of them are piled at the foot of her bed. Usually at some point in the night we hear a THUNK. We tense with our heads tilted, waiting for the crying to begin. When we hear none, we look at each other, say "it must have been a doll" and go back to what we were doing.

7 comments:

CityGirl GoneCountry said...

This made me smile and brought back memories when my daughter was younger and tuckin her in bed...with alot of stuffed animals...not 15 but maybe close...lol..thanks for sharing:) I'm a follower now....stop by my blog sometime...
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amanda said...

my daughter is the same way! their rooms are beds, dressers, books and that is about it... except for her stuffed animals and dolls. Our dog has taken out quite a few in the past (R.I.P little furry fluff stuffed friends). It was a blessing in disguise though, otherwise I think they would take over her bed... and the princess has a queen bed!

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Xenia said...

My 3-year-old is constantly taking things into bed with her. She is the one who ends up with not much room and it can't be comfortable when she brings in small hard plastic toys, but... whatever. As long as she sleeps in there, that's all that matters to me!

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CityGirl GoneCountry said...

Hello I'm back...:)) I would like for you to come over to my page as i have selected you for a blog award..thanks:)

dealightfullyfrugal said...

Found your blog through MBC Friends Group. I am now following you.

Theta Mom said...

I used to love my stuffed animals, too! I am from the Friends group at MBC! Would love to follow if you follow as well.

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