Check out that mug shot. She looks so sweet and innocent, doesn't she? She doesn't look like a criminal who can escape from a sophisticated prison. But this adorable little girl... don't let her fool you, she's tricky. She may be little. She may be quiet. She may be cute and cuddly. But she is an escape artist.
I came home around lunchtime on April 3rd and SuperNanny told me that she wasn't able to let the triplets nap that morning because shortly after she had put them down for their nap, she heard Abby screaming bloody murder. She went in and discovered that Abby had climbed out of her crib and was hanging on the outside of her crib absolutely terrified to let go, but unable to get back in.
Gosh, and I had always thought Sam would be the first one out.
I immediately called my friend Michelle, mother extraordinaire to the "trio of terror" as she calls them - adorable triplets who will turn three this summer. They're gorgeous and sweet, and just recently moved into "big kid beds" after having been in cribs with crib tents for a good long while.
"Tell me everything there is to know about crib tents."
"They saved my life. What do you need to know?"
"Are there different kinds? What should I get? Etc? I need to go buy one. NOW. Abby climbed out of her crib."
"I have one left. Come get it."
"You're an angel. I'll bring the Starbucks."
Michelle warned me that eventually her kids learned how to unzipper the crib tents. "But don't worry, it'll take a long time before Abby figures it out!" It took Abby about three days. I do not think that's what Michelle meant by "a long time." Fortunately, Michelle also told me the solution to unzippering - safety-pinning it closed.
And so, this is what Abby's new
prison cell crib looks like: