Today when Jackson woke up from his nap, I noticed he had espresso color chips around his mouth. Panic ensued for a second, was it dried blood? Upon closer examination I realized it is the paint from his crib, the beautiful Munire crib that I spent hours researching on multiple web sites and books. The one pictured below (before Jackson was born):
See how his room looks like it came out of a magazine? Yeah, that lasted for about two hours once he was born. Now it is filled with toys, some books and more toys. It’s what I call, “lived in.” Check out his crib now, it’s practically a padded cell you’d find in a mental hospital.
Jackson gave us no choice but to wrap every wooden edge in a padded fabric so our little beaver wouldn’t chew his way out. My sewing lessonscame in handy and I was able to whip up something to prevent any more damage. I’ll have to touch up the parts where he chewed down to the natural wood once he is out of his phase (please tell me this is a short phase!) On a side note, if you live in Rhode Island or Southeastern Mass, Mikala is the best sewing instructor! I took a few classes from her with girlfriends and we had a great time while learning a lot.
The painting above was a Christmas gift from my friend Beth over at Me As A Mommy, she is so talented!! I think she should start her own business, don’t you?
I’d love to hear if your kids tried to eat their way out of their cribs too… when does it stop?!