Why I make my son sleep in a tent
So I wrote earlier this week about how I gave birth to Macgyver. This week I also tried stacking 2 gates on top of each other and putting a crib mattress on the floor. I had to climb on a chair to get in and out of Jackson's room. He still escaped. He somehow climbed the tower of a gate. We tried shutting his door and putting a child safety lock on the inside but that really made me nervous because I couldn't see what he was doing. He would take anything hard he could find, including his feet and slam them against the door. I would eventually cave and open the door because I just had to know what he was up to - especially if he was finally quiet. Then I came up with my master plan and I bought a two man camping tent. I set it up in his nursery and filled it with blankets, pillows, play mats, and a crib mattress. The top of the tent is all sheer mesh (it came with a rain top but I obviously don't need that) and I can easily see inside. So now I zip him up into the tent and breathe much easier knowing he cannot escape. He hasn't figured out zippers yet and once he does I plan on safety pinning the two outer zippers together. It sounds horrible but I swear if I showed you a picture the inside of the tent is like a sweet little play den. My older son is incredibly jealous. Have any other parents gone to this extreme to keep their young child in their bed? I just couldn't sleep worrying about him getting out at night and hurting himself. This way I know that he is in an environment where there is nothing but soft objects and stuffed friends. It's weird to say but yes, my son sleeps in a 2 man camping tent inside our house and I've never slept better.