He Doesn't Sleep: He Waits
A lot of times Eli isn’t ready to fall asleep right away; he likes to sit and talk in his crib. Tonight was one of those nights. After awhile we didn’t hear any talking, so I went to check on him. I tried to look in, but it was too dark to see anything. I went in and, as I reached to turn on the light, I heard him take a couple of quick breaths. The light flicked on and I saw Eli standing in his crib, holding the rail and staring straight at me.
I quickly turned off the light and left the room, trying not to laugh too loudly. Eli didn’t think it was very funny; he started crying just a little. We gave him a bit to drink and he went to sleep.