As I alluded to in the previous post, Vinny's bunk bed finally came. It has been working out great so far.
It is a little big in his very small bedroom. Unfortunately the way the room is configured, the only place to put the bed is right by the door, but the door opens such that it does not interfere. The thing I like about it though, is that even with his door open (as he insists on keeping it at night), he can't see out so that makes it easier to sneak past without disturbing him.
The bed also has a trundle underneath, meaning that there could potentially be room for three children. (I have visions of two of his boy cousins* staying over for a sleepover someday.) However, we have only one mattress at the moment -- he is sleeping on the lower bunk because he is much too young to sleep on the top as of yet.
He's enjoyed it so much that when we first got the bed, we had to pretend that it was nighttime and so he could pretend to sleep in it. And he's been going to bed in his own bed without a fuss, and not even complaining when I don't sit beside his bed for five minutes.
Here's hoping I don't jinx it by saying this, but I am so glad we got the bunk bed for him, because it has made a world of difference at night!
* Either my sisters' sons, or Jeff's sister's sons. Probably not both sets of cousins at the same time, though!