Written on September 4, 2008 by Kevin.
You never really know what is going to happen when you put your child to sleep in their own bed. Are they going wake up in the morning and trash the room? Maybe they will just lay there looking up at the ceiling thinking about all of the neat new things they will be doing that day. Luckily for us, when Kaitlyn was moved over to her own bed, she would wake up and just sit in bed. In fact, Rylan would just sit in his bed as well and they would just talk to one another. The occasional time to leave the bed was to grab a toy or book and then back to their beds they went. They did this all on their own.
Now that Kaitlyn has been in her bed for a bit though she has decided to venture outwards. It began when my wife caught her running back from the window. When my wife asked her about it, Kaitlyn pointed to the window and said "Look it!". At least she was honest.
Kaitlyn's new thing though is going to their bedroom door and knocking on it. Of course when you go check on them and she is standing behind the door, no matter how slow you open it she is bound to get pushed over which certainly doesn't make her happy. I am not certain where she learned to knock on the door but she does it very effectively. It can be heard throughout the house.
Side note, Rylan loves to come up to us and knock on our legs. It may not be the most effective way to get our attention but it seems to work for him.