After a stern talking to I put her back in the bed and closed the door. Not 3 minutes later she had made her second escape. Again we burst into the room, scolded her and put her back in bed. As soon she heard the click of the door latch she was on the move yet again. After a week of compliance we were at a total loss for what to do next. I am an avid believer, and devoted follower of The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp. Lucky for me he also wrote a book entitled, you guessed it, The Happiest Toddler on the Block. I have not had a chance to read it yet but was able to google: what would Harvey Karp do?!? His advice, do not interact with the child, positively or negatively, simply put them back in bed and leave the room. Anyone want to guess how many more times we had to go in the room??
THANK GOODNESS FOR THE INTERNET!!
In all seriousness I was in disbelief that she was so responsive. Knock on every piece of wood in the house, we haven't had a single escape attempt since. (Matt installed a web-cam so that we could keep an eye on her)
Not only has she stayed in the bed, she took an actual nap every day this past week, whoa. I am officially patting myself on the back for this one! One transition down, three hundred to go.