So we purchased the “Lifetime Bed” which is to say, a conversion bed that in theory, is supposed to match all the kid’s growing sleep needs. We already converted once, earlier than we expected when the little acrobat figured out how to first hurl himself out of his crib and then later, stealthily parkour out over the edge landing gracefully on the floor. Those experiences were all kinds of new and special fun. That was Conversion One into the toddler bed, which is just basically the crib without one side.
Now we’ve moved into the next phase, to accommodate our rapidly out of control growing weed of a kid. The Momma and The Daddy were both under the assumption that the next step would be into a twin bed. First the crib, then the day bed with the same mattress, and into the next size up- a twin, right? RIGHT? We didn’t even question this progression, it seemed only natural.
Apparently the makers of our “Lifetime Bed” weren’t kidding around. Because, if the bed did convert into a twin mattress, we’d be replacing that soon enough. No, this thing went from baby crib to toddler three-quarter walled crib into MEGABED. This thing is enormous. It ended up converting into a full mattress bed, which we didn’t realize before we had already purchased the NON-REFUNDABLE twin mattress, mind you. Nor was it before the purchase and laundering of a full twin bed set complete with much coveted Disney Cars branded sheets. And then not before it was just barely the Knob’s bedtime. No, The Daddy had assembled the full bed before it really struck that his spatial estimates were either WAY off, or we were going to need a bigger boat, as the parlance goes.
Needless to say, a full mattress was acquired which was much better quality than the twin, and a sweet deal to boot. The shopkeep promised over the phone to have one I could take home that night, only to have me arrive and discover the one quoted was not in stock. A higher quality (see: double valued!) mattress was supplied for the same price. All in all, a much better deal that will last the kid’s childhood into teen years much longer than the misguided twin bed. And as an added bonus, we now have a guest room option!
The kid loves it, even if he is swallowed by the thing. He’ll grow into it, I’m sure. Only soon enough!