Last night PChad had a meeting, so I put the kids to bed. Asher knows that once he's in bed, he needs to be quiet, & if he calls out we usually ignore him because he will just keep talking if he knows he has a willing audience. So, when a few minutes later I heard him calling for me, I did not answer.
He was persistent though, & after awhile decided to change tactics, "Mummy! Are you being rude & ignoring me? ... Mu-mmy! Well, I guess I will just have to turn my light on & read then!"
(We have also discussed that he may not read at night, & have removed his bedside lamp because the temptation was just too great)
"I'm going to read now, & I might just read all night!"
I wasn't too concerned that he would actually do it because he knows he'd be in big trouble. But after a few more minutes he couldn't take it any longer. He came out of his room to tell me, "My arm really itches & I need some lotion!"