When Mark was little he could fall asleep anywhere, often choosing to tuck himself into odd spaces to nap. His mom said that when he'd get overtired or cranky, he'd go into his room, take everything out of his toy box and throw it out the bedroom door to smash against the hallway wall. He'd then climb into the empty box and sleep off the tantrum, quietly cleaning up the mess when he woke. He talks about being on the road (his family moved 12 times by the time he was 12 years old, so there are a lot of road stories) and sleeping on top of the dresser in the open trailer at a rest stop while the rest of the family slept in the car. He's slept in trees, in every kind of moving vehicle, in closed spaces and wide open.
So I guess I should be grateful that Lily has decided that she wants to sleep in the tent on our deck and not in the canyon. She's been in there for the week, happily burrowing under the pile of blankets and cuddling up to her father who has been sleeping with her most nights. Mark even wrote about it on his blog (yes, it's totally new and I don't know if he'll keep up with it, so only say nice things, yo). I'm wondering if this will stick. One thing is for sure, this will make our camping trips so much easier!