It was that classic moment in “The Shining,” when Jack Nicholson peered through the cracked-open door, combined with every scary babysitter movie ever — I had just put almost-15-month-old grandson, Capt. Adorable, in his crib for the night and gone out to my daughter and son-in-law’s den to watch TV when I heard a door creaking … and there was nobody around who should be opening an door. Yikes! Find out what happened at my weekly newspaper column for the TimesDaily, (Hints: Capt. Adorable has been walking since he was less than 10 months old — and he was not happy to be left alone in his crib without his mom or dad around that night.)

8 thoughts on “Grandparenting

  1. Nope, he hasn’t forgotten he’s saving this trick until he needs it again. They never forget. I ended up putting the crib mattress on the floor so my youngest wouldn’t break his neck climbing out of the crib. Good luck! He sounds a little adventurous.

  2. What a sight that must have been to see his little face! My boys walked that early too (except for one) and we put him in a bed at 17 months (without the bedframe) and we’d find him asleep in a pile of books right by the door. Mine are 13, 11 and 8 but you make me wanna be a grandma now!

  3. What a good grandma you are to watch Capt. Adorable! I am not that kind of grandma…..too stressful… I like the children when they are 5+

  4. My youngest was a crib launcher too. We finally gave up on the crib and bought him a toddler bed. There were many more trips back to bed every night (at first), but at lest we didn’t fear for his safety!

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