So, remember a couple of posts ago when I mentioned how Porter wasn't standing up in his crib yet? Remember I noted my relief, because I had a feeling he would begin chomping at his crib when he did figure out he could stand? Well, I do believe i jinxed myself, because I'm pretty sure that night he figured it out. I immediately started thinking about getting a protective cover for the front rails so he wouldn't destroy his beautiful crib. Well, apparently I took a little too long to think about that. I checked a couple of days after he had learned to stand up in there, and this is what I found. I literally almost had a heart attack right there on his bedroom floor. It is like this all the way across the front, and in a couple of spots on the sides. All I can think about is how when this crib is converted to a double bed, he will have to look at those teeth marks as he lays in his bed until he moves out of our house! A friend of mine reminded me that I will probably find them endearing in the years to come. It's a good point, but I sure wish I would have had the right equipment handy to protect the poor crib from the brutal abuse!
The solution: a giant, ugly, non-matching padded thingy that looks ridiculous. But it saved the poor, poor crib. My only concern now is that the sides are the same height in the front and have a few teeth marks in them now. What's a girl to do? Any brilliant ideas? Let me say, however, that I am SO glad we got this big giant thing before Porter got any top teeth. It gives me chills just thinking abot the damage that could have been.