|M and N in each others' beds. Note the BIG rail and the drawer?|
- N is stronger than his brother, so he has the heavy-duty crib rail. It clamps down and reduces the crib bedwith by about 4 in. He can rock it back and forth so violently that he can flip the mattress and bed rail upside down on top of himself. CRASH!
- After that, he climbs into M's bed, which would, theoretically, be a little bigger if there were only 1 child in it.
- After that, if we didn't respond immediately to the first CRASH (you kind of get used to it), chaos ensues. Last night they were playing inside the drawer underneath M's bed, which used to hold items, but now remains empty to keep the items from being flung about. However, with the empty bed-sized drawer, they were enclosing each other inside of it. It cannot hold the weight of two toddlers. CRASH! Again.
- We've been separating them for naptime and at bedtime when they are very naughty, like last night. M seems to LOVE the full-sized bed we use for this. I think he knows the mattress is a better quality than the crib mattress.
- With all this monkey business happening, the beautiful wooden blinds in their bedroom are now broken. Guess they're coming down.
- And we are going to need M's crib for the new baby in May. Surprise!
But how does one go about purchasing mattresses for two yet to be potty trained two year old boys, affordably?
Do we need boxsprings or just the mattresses?
Do we go used off of Craigslist?
Do we go inexpensive, but new, at IKEA?
Do we just get brand spanking new stuff from the mattress store down the road, despite not really wanting to buy it with our credit card?
What did YOU do?
P.S. If you are one of my darling friends of two year old twins who are still sleeping in their cribs, don't reply. Just count your blessing. Then bookmark this page, because your day is coming!