Gus out grew his cot so today we bought a new one (I heart Craig’s list) which is longer and low to the ground. We’ve made a big deal out of it. From showing him the picture before we bought it, to picking out the mattress and new sheets, to talking about how the new bed has new rules -specifically, no getting up once he’s down for the night.
He’s already broken that rule at least 10 times in the first 10 minutes. Opens the door with a huge grin while we practice our best we’re-serious-now faces.