Sunday, March 22, 2009

Baby Piranha

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.
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4 comments:

Barb said...

He is not a piranha - he is my special boy. He needs an Outback fis - give him some ribs to chew on!

Love and miss you all.

bnmwhitney said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You knew it was going to happen. Funny boy.

j.neidhardt said...

You'll find it endearing, I promise. I see Christopher's teeth marks in what is now Brooke's crib and smile. We miss you so much! Love, Jen

xoxo

Rach said...

Girl, you're going to have to get over it. He's just beginning his career as a Destructicon. Kaitlyn's crib has her teeth marks on all 3 sides as well. When she first started doing it, I thought she had somehow gotten an injury in her mouth and was bleeding every where! It turned out to just be her drool mixed with the cherry stain from the crib. She's such a hot mess.