Tuesday, June 17, 2008

So Long, Fire Truck Bed

We bought this bed for Camden back in 2004, right before Steve deployed to Iraq. At the time, I thought it was probably one of the most impractical purchases I'd ever made. As it turns out, it was actually one of the best. Camden has loved that bed since the moment it came into the house. He started sleeping in it at the tender age of 18 months, and not once did he ever try to "escape" during the night, or at nap time (Griffin, on the other hand, will be two in just three short months, and the thought of putting him into a toddler bed makes me want to run for the hills! That boy will probably be in a crib until he is at least five, and handcuffed to it, at that!). Anyway, today marks an important transition for Camden - - moving into a Big Boy bed. Technically, it should have happened quite some time ago, because he is very tall, and has been folded up in that little toddler bed for months, poor thing. Last week I hit the jackpot on Craigslist, and scored two matching rock maple beds. I picked them up over the weekend, and they are just beautiful. They are around 70 years old. I bought them from a woman who told me that her two boys had slept in them throughout their childhood, and before them, she and her sister had slept in them, and before that, her mother had slept in them. When she told me all of that, it made the beds even more special. Bright and early this morning, the furniture store arrived with a new mattress and boxspring. The boys and I put Camden's new pirate bedding on his bed, and it has been the most popular spot in the house ever since.

The bed is very high, but of course Griffin has already figured out how to climb up on it, and as you can see, stand up. I predict a bruise or two in his future. Hopefully no broken bones, though! I just put Griffin down for a nap a few minutes ago, and he was determined that he was going to sleep on Camden's new bed. I'm thinking I will need to get some toddler rails and set Griffin's bed up sooner, rather than later. Maybe someone makes some teeny-tiny restraints? As for the fire truck bed, I will be posting that on Craigslist in the next day or two, in hopes that it will make another little boy as happy as it made Camden.


Jean said...

So long, fire truck bed. Hello, big boy bed. This is a transition, for sure. Camden looks mighty proud sitting there with his book, and Griffin looks proud to have managed to join him.

Lisa said...

Um, hello! I LOVE your new haircut!!! I just noticed your new profile photo and alls I got to say is WOWZA!
I also love the new pic of Griffin in his Lobsta hat!

Jen said...

What an awesome set of beds you scored! Wooot! :)

The fire truck bed is cute too.

We have to find a new bed for SweetiePie soon. Her Dora bed is starting to get too small.

Cheryl said...

Wow, a big day indeed! Camden must feel very special. Loved the photo of the boys and the new bed, was Griffin getting ready to bounce on it?? Love your new photo and the one of Griffin as well.

Kate said...

You should get a low profile boxspring for Griffins bed to keep him a little closer to the floor. We have an antique bed too and we had to get one otherwise the mattress would have covered up the entire headboard.

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