Peeping Mommy

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Categories Behavior, Napping, Safety, Toddlers

I put down my 2-year old boys for a nap 90 minutes ago.

Within 1 minute, Brady walked back out of their room. Proud as a 2-year old can be.

“Hi!” he said.

Um…didn’t I just put you in a CRIB? A crib with no bumper, no toys, nothing to stand on?

I put him back into the crib, left the room and spent the next 42 minutes watching them from the doorway, being quiet as a mouse and trying to stay out of sight, hoping to catch one of them in the act. There were a few false alarms but no more escapes (yet). It was hard being still and not rushing in, but I was blessed with a rare opportunity to watch them interact with each other.

I watched all manner of gymnastics including headstands. I watched the boys holding hands through the crib slats. I watched them pass books back and forth. I watched them talk and laugh. It’s not really eavesdropping if you don’t understand what they’re saying, right? I even saw a kiss.

Then, the sweetest thing. Brady climbed into Aaron’s crib. I panicked but saw the safe maneuver and let it go. The laughter…oh, the laughter. Then the cuddling. They finally seemed to settle down and I walked away.

I normally would not watch them like that. Normally when I put them in their cribs, the clock starts on “me time”. I run away, eat, clean up a bit, catch up on MY stuff. But because I was nervous about an escape, I sat and quietly observed a normally private time in my babies’ lives.

And I loved it. It proved to me what I already knew: they have a bond I can never, ever understand.

I’ve never been so glad to have someone climb out of their crib. (But make no mistake, the minute they — and their sleeping little brother — wake up, we are off to Babies R Us for crib tents!)

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8 thoughts on “Peeping Mommy”

  1. We have a video monitor that is generally off and there was all kinds of craziness going on one night. I turned on the monitor and saw Nate laying in Alex’s bed. It was the CUTEST EVER.
    .-= LauraC´s last blog ..Burnout =-.

  2. Oh that’s just magical. Especially the climbing into brother’s crib and cuddling. Too darn cute. I love to listen to my daughters “tell jokes” when I put them down to nap. No idea what they’re saying, but I imagine it translates to “a baby walks into bar and orders a glass of milk…”
    .-= Jungletwins´s last blog ..A Heartfelt Thanks to That Crazy Old Hag =-.

  3. that is so sweet! the only thing my 15 month old b/g twins seem to do when in close proximity to the other is bop each other on the head. hard!

    ours are in separate rooms and we’re transitioning to mattresses on the floor – they currently take their naps in the mattresses and sleep overnight in their cribs. Why this method? Because MOMMY LIKES HER SLEEP AT NIGHT.

    My 1 year old niece took a tumble out of her crib last Sunday which – RANDOM! – resulted in a broken clavicle.
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Fifteen Month Newsletter =-.

  4. Your boys have such a cool relationship! My two are little cats and dogs, fighting, most of the time.

    Do you think same sex multiples tend to be closer? My neighbors fraternal boys are not yet two, but they are SO KIND toward eachother, all the time.

  5. Those moments are priceless, aren’t they? SO cute!!! Invariably one of the triplets spots me all too soon though…

  6. Great post. My girl twins aren’t quite 9 months, but my favorite thing is to put them in a crib together after they wake up and hide a little so that I can watch them greet each other and start to play.
    .-= Ellen K.´s last blog ..For keeps =-.

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