There's been lots going on in our little corner of the world lately. Nothing terribly earth-shattering mind you (if you don't count Boyo starting more-than-full-time work that is!).
Top of the list would have to be Munchkin's new "Big Bed."
We have actually bought him one of those 'cabin beds' that are a metre off the ground. But then Mummy had reservations about how safe he would be in it...he is tall for sure (my son is A METRE tall already!!!!!), but he's still little, if you know what I mean. As the cabin bed was Mummy's idea to start with, she had to come up with a solution. Found. $30 bed base from friend's garage sale. Bonus? The money spent is helping said friend wend his way to Cambodia on a short-term missions trip to a project we now support. Thumbs up all round. Bed base was duly installed in conservatory for preliminary investigations. Much climbing, jumping (!!), and book reading ensued. Bedtime stories had to be out in the conservatory, complete with blanket and pillow. Our boy is a total blanket boy. He just loves them. The problem is that he sleeps HOT. Just like his daddy (only Daddy isn't so crazed over blankets). So I frequently find the Munchy baby sound asleep, covered in sweat, because he fell asleep right in under his blankets.
Munchkin has been a little, ah, volatile since being in his Big Bed. Some days he goes straight to sleep. Others there is a Jack-in-the-Box appearing act from the bedroom multiple times before he finally sucumbs. Does not help that he can open doors. Are considering a latch for outside of bedroom door (no, we are not terrible parents, just a bit desperate! Only for use when he refuses to sleep so he is restricted to playing in his room for at least long enough for Mummy to eat lunch...this we figure is preferable to having a yelling match). Incidentally, recently had landlord install locks on bathroom and toilet doors. Yay! And considering one for inside of our bedroom door (there being a few times you just don't want to be interrupted unannounced by your toddler - he can be surprisingly quiet and we get lured into thinking he went to sleep only to have him emerge with a collection of books, a soft toy and various other objects purloined from his bedroom - are now tying toy cupboard shut with scarf each sleep time but there's still a few things left to play with!). He always emerges looking so very chuffed with himself! Till we tell him to go back to bed, which is usually when the tears start. Or the protestations that he needs the toilet (again!).
Other recent happenings include Munchkin having an 'outside bath' as he called it. It was morning, and sunny for the first time in ages. It started with a bucket of water, then we decided to get out his bath tub and swimming gear. Great fun! And yes, this is actually his bath tub. We don't have a bath, so this sits in the wet-area shower.