So, last Saturday night Ben and I decided to go to dinner on a whim...It was 7pm and our plan was to leave the house by 8pm (we were taking Seth with us since all he does is sleep and would not interrupt our date, besides the fact that I'm not ready/comfortable leaving him with a sitter yet)...I lucked out...Ol' Alex B. just happened to be sitting at home with nothing to do and was happy to come over and watch Maxton. He's been over before and Max has really enjoyed him, so I didn't leave much instruction, just told him where to find the diapers and about what time to put him to bed.
When we got home, it was a little after 10pm (yes, Ben and I had a great time) and I asked Alex how things went...he said that it was a little hard to get Maxton to go to bed and that he kept getting out and that he would have to put him back to bed. Of course I jumped to attention when he said, "he kept getting out," Max is still in a crib! So, I asked the obvious..."He kept getting out of his crib?" Alex replied, "No, his bed at the end of the hall, I assumed that Seth was in the crib (Seth is still in our room in the pack n' play)." I then asked, "Is he asleep?" Alex, "Yeah." I was so shocked and impressed with this 17 year old, I informed him that I would be calling when it was time to potty train.
Even though we were happy that Maxton had reached this milestone and was sleeping in his "big boy" bed for the first time, we were a little nervous about how the night would play out. He did pretty good for the most part, he did wake up a bit after 5am (which it was really 4am since the time was changing that night) and we heard the little sounds of small feet running across the tile. Ben was a sweet heart and got up with him and let Seth and I sleep a little longer. Needless to say, Maxton fell fast asleep on the way to church and was tired most of the day. And Yes, we put Max back in the crib on Sunday...I think we'll revisit the "big boy" bed in another month or so...Ben and I aren't quite ready to wake up at the crack of dawn with Maxton when Seth is still getting up a few times during the night. We're just satisfied to know that he can sleep in the bed and thanks to Alex we know how to get him to sleep in his new bed.