now that he's talking more, he engages in conversation to delay things as well.
routine: pj's, brush teeth, read books, sing night night song to everyone important (tonite he sang to animal crackers or "cookie animals" - which he's only had twice in his whole life, but they left an astonding impression i guess).
will: "no mommy leave:
me: will buddy, it's time for bed, close your eyes
me: you're okay buddy, you have your blankie and your bear, now nite nite
will: "mommmmmmmy....bear is a toy?"
me: hey buddy, it's time for nite nite, bear is your animal to hold when you go to bed.
will: "mommmy....(entrance)....will feel better now"
me: oh good, now go nite nite
will: "mommmmy...you sleeping on the couch?"
me: no buddy, i'm in my room
will: "mommmmy...you sleeping in your bed?"
me: (from downstairs) nite nite buddy...