Lately, Elijah hasn't been sleeping very well in the middle of the day. I think he's trying to drop his day nap, which I'm resisting, of course.
Today, I couldn't bear fighting with him about it so I told him that he could lie quietly in bed and read instead. He read for quite a while, then I heard him moving about the room. I found him between the curtains and the window. I told him that it was quiet time and that he either needed to lie in bed quietly and read or go to sleep. He said he wanted to go to sleep. This surprised me, but I was even more surprised by what happened next.
He got into bed, closed his eyes and went straight to sleep!