This is Zachariah's crib:
The bumper pad has pretty much reached the end of its life. Over the past couple months Zachariah has torn off the strings that tie the bumper to the crib rail (some of them were torn off by accident, but these last few have just been to see what kind of reaction he can get out of me).
Since most of the ties are no longer attached, the bumper doesn't really serve much of a purpose. It just kind of sits there all wimpy looking. Right when I was getting ready to take it off of the crib completely, Zachariah came up with a creative way to use it!
He basically sections off his crib with the bumper. As soon as we put him in his crib (for nap and for the night) he crawls around and starts arranging everything. It is absolutely HILARIOUS to watch. And in case you were wondering, he sleeps in the larger section and then sometimes puts a stuffed animal in the smaller section. It is quite frankly the weirdest thing ever, but it makes him happy. Which ends up making me happy.
I guess the bumper will be staying on the crib for a little longer.
Moral of the story: I have a weird kid. :)