...end up sleeping on the bathroom floor.
My poor little Joey has had such a rough go of this transitioning into a toddler bed. I've found him sleeping just about everywhere, including his floor, the hallway, under his bed, next to our bed, and the latest: on the rug in our master bathroom with his little bare butt sticking up in the air. You're probably asking yourself, "how the heck did that happen?" Here's how:
7:30pm: Ron put Joey to bed without a hitch.
10:30pm: Before I went to bed, I peaked in on him. He was asleep on the floor behind the door to his bedroom. His light was on. I left him there.
12:30am: Joey woke me up standing next to my side of the bed whispering, "I need go nigh-night in your bed, mom." I groaned, got out of bed, and told him I'd bring him back to his bed. He threw himself on the floor, yelling that he NEEDED to sleep in my bed. I tried to pick him up, he threw himself on the floor and scurried into our bathroom, now yelling, "I need to go potty, I need to go POTTY!!!" So, I stripped off his pj pants and diaper, and sat him on the pot.
12:35am: Waiting outside the door, I said, "Joey are you done?" He frantically shouted out, "I can't try, I can't try mom!" Ok. I kept waiting.
12:40am: I walked into the bathroom, calmly announcing that it was time to go back to bed. Joey's response was less than thrilled as he shouted, "I need to try, I need to try mom!" "Ok, Joey. You sit there on the potty, mommy's going to go lay down. You call for me when you're done." Exhausted, I got back in bed.
Fast forward approximately 2 hours:
2:40am: I woke up, vaguely aware of the fact that I never went back to retrieve my child from the bathroom. I can see the toilet from my bed and it was vacant. I stood up, walked into the bathroom, and there he was sound asleep on the bath mat. Curled up in a little ball on the floor with his naked bum sticking up in the air. I put a diaper back on him, slid his pants over his (now chilly) legs, and gently put him back in his bed.
In the morning Joey slept until 7:30, which is significantly later than he has been recently. Maybe a midnight snooze in the bathroom just tired him out enough to sleep in.
What will tonight bring? I don't even want to know...