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February 16th, 2008, 10:16 PM
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is working out well! We got him a new bed (found a great deal on Craigslist) and he helped choose some posters online, of the alphabet, and numbers, with Sesame Street characters, and another numbers one with Thomas characters. He likes letters and numbers. We got him a Cars lamp that doesn't have the bulb exposed anywhere and I changed the outlet cover to one with a cord shortener and snap-on cover so he can't unplug it (he likes outlets) and all the other outlets have locking covers. We put a new lock on the window that only allows it to open a few inches for if we need to get some fresh air (I never told you about how he took out the screen and I found him leaning halfway out a 2nd storey window!) I put a Thomas coat-hook thing on the wall where he hangs his robe and it has a little shelf where I put some spare pacifiers, and the bed has a toy box for his trains, and he has his rocking horse and his little people, and a bookcase of books, so if he has been waking in the night and tried the locked door, it hasn't bothered him and he has either gone back to bed or played until morning, then called us through the 4 inches the door can open when morning came. We had to go with a lock on the door over a gate as he can climb any baby gate, he is 4, and we even had to take the stair gates down, he was climbing them, so they were more of a hazard than protection. He doesn't seem to mind being locked in, like I said he can open the door a ways, the lock is a chain one, and he can call us. It has been a relief going to bed knowing he is not going to be wandering the house getting into trouble while I sleep.
I still have some finishing touches to do in the decor but he is happy with it so far. I want to get him some Backyardigans wall art of some kind, he likes them. I'll post some pics when it is all finished
Here he is trying out his new Thomas the Tank Engine bed after we got it put together:

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February 17th, 2008, 08:04 AM
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LOL A mama in my PR just bought her son that same bed!

I'm so glad he's liking his room. I remember with Hunter, if the door was shut, he wouldn't come out until we opened it for him.

Scary about the window screen!
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February 18th, 2008, 10:32 AM
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I am really glad that Gus is doing so well in his new room. And very scary about the window. wow. I am glad that everyone in the house seems to be much happier with the new arrangements.
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February 18th, 2008, 11:32 AM
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I am glad things are working out.
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February 20th, 2008, 07:29 AM
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Scary on the window. We have screws in most of our upstairs windows so that they only open up so far. One reason we did that was when my oldest was threatening to jump out the window. Her moods and impulses can be very unpredictable at times. The second reason was because our 2 1/2 yr old climbs everything and anything and is afraid of nothing.

Yay on the bed. So glad he likes it and if he's fine with the lock on his door, its a good solution Maybe it gives him a certain level of security
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