Today we took the sides off Luke's Ikea crib and turned it into a toddler aka "big boy" bed. I feel very lucky that he's been content to sleep in a crib for this long (he's almost 3!) and that he didn't actually climb out or even try to climb out until two weeks ago. He's been very happy in his crib because that was the only place he was allowed to have his nuk!
Once he started to climb out Ryan and I brought up to him the idea of switching to a big boy bed, but told him that if he chose to sleep in a big boy bed that he'd have to say bye bye to his nuk. To my surprise, he was very enthusiastic about it!
After talking about it for a few days, today he helped Ryan disassemble the side of the crib and make up his bed. Then I asked Luke if he knew of any babies that might like to have his nuk, and he said cousin Christopher. So we put his nuk in a box, wrote Christopher's name on it, and he put it in the mailbox and waved goodbye!