The other day I picked up Marcus from Busy Bee's (the co-op preschool we've been doing with a couple of Marcus' friends), and I said, "Okay, let's go home, eat some lunch, and then everyone needs to take a nap." After lunch Marcus walked himself to his bed (well, technically it's Caleb's but most nights they're both in that bed anyway), tucked himself in and went to sleep. Simple as that.
Nap time is not usually a struggle at our house. Some days Marcus doesn't even need it a nap. But it was just so strange for him to put himself to sleep in his bed, all cuddled in the blankets. Marcus usually prefers to nap on the couch... or on top the cozy coupe, or at the dining table, or any other strange place he can curl up. And usually he doesn't even need a blanket. Even when it's freezing out Marcus sleeps in his underwear on top of the blankets.
It was so precious to see him all cozy and snoozing. I was shocked and then thought, "Well, I did say after lunch everyone needs to take a nap."
It was a wonderful afternoon :)