Woo has dabbled in bargaining for a while, but he has really started in earnest at bedtime. He is forever asking for just one more story, one more kiss, one more tuck. He gets indulged a lot (because who can refuse their little boy asking for a hug and kiss in the dark), but I do try to set some boundaries.
His nighttime routine is that he gets a story at bedtime, then gets to play quietly in his room for 30 or 40 minutes, then her gets cuddles and goes to sleep. Some nights he is more energetic than others, and comes visit Willy and I. Each time he is brought back, and told how much longer he can play for. When he hears the number, he almost always asks for one more minute – if I say 5, he asks for 6. Last night he upped the ante, asking for 100 more minutes when I told him I would return in 10! I laughed, then suggested that maybe we could meet in the middle on this one, offering 15 minutes. He looked at me like I had three heads and said no, 100 minutes was good. He then turned back to his trains, dismissing me. I guess we have some work to do on compromises.
He has also discovered V-8, and thinks that it is the BEST. DRINK. EVER. He asks for it several times a day, and will easily consume a small can in the blink of an eye. Mostly he prefers to savour it though. I am all good with this, as veggies are a struggle these days. I know he likes them so I keep serving them, he knows I want him to eat them, he keeps refusing them. Puree them and put them in a can, he is all over them. The best part? He thinks that V-8 is a treat!!
After dinner tonight Willy and I which lil we were tucking on to bed, and Woo piped in with his preference, “I want mom tonight”, he said, “because I love her, and I like her hair”. Good enough for me!!