Our nap time negotiations with Sam have evolved into the creation of Sam's first little reward chart. I've been dreaming of this day. (Sadly, that's really true). It's pretty basic: each nap earns a gold star on the chart. Five stars equals one new Matchbox car. Matt laughed when I presented Sam with his new chart. "I was thinking some lines with a Sharpie, but this works." It'd better work! I found coordinating clipart and did a Microsoft Word table and the whole bit and then got a little crafty with a hole punch and ribbon.
He got a gold star the first day. Sweet! We weren't totally sure if he understood the concept, but we were hopeful. The second day as I was putting him down for his nap, Sam said:
"No, nap! No gold star, no red star, no green star. NO NIGHT NIGHT!"
"So how about silver?" I asked, trying not to laugh. Sam didn't think it was all that funny.
So I think he gets it.