Guess who climbed out of her crib all by herself during nap time????
I suppose I’m somewhat to blame. I found one of those crib activity centers that attach to the side of the crib in the closet. Haven and Seamus had once used the toy and I thought Marlie might enjoy it too. Yesterday afternoon I attached it to the side of Marlie’s crib before naptime. Big mistake. Clearly Marlie did not see the entertainment side of the toy, but instead mistook it for a ladder. I don’t know exactly when she made her escape, since she was quiet as a mouse. Around the time she usually wakes up from her nap, I heard a little knock at her bedroom door. I curiously opened it to find little Miss Marlie standing on the floor with a mischievous look on her face. The amount of toys and books spread all over her bedroom floor would tip me off to the fact that she had been awake and out of her bed for a while. Funny that she knocked on her bedroom door when she was ready to be discovered.
Well, I immediately removed the activity center from her crib. I won’t make that mistake twice. I WILL win this battle. I will keep her in jail her crib if I have to duct-tape her to the mattress to do it. Oh... and by the way.... we have not had a poo-smearing episode for quite some time. She has not yet figured out a way to access her diaper while wearing the footed pj’s. I give it a couple more months. I’m pretty sure she will outsmart me. It’s only a matter of time.