Emma Jane is at that really fun age when she thinks she knows what is best.
You know, 2 going on 20.
She thinks she knows when and what she should eat. She thinks she knows what clothes are appropriate for the weather and/or occassion. She also thinks she knows whether she needs a nap.
She has recently decided that she does not require an afternoon nap anymore. As her mother, I do have the means and authority to make her stay in her room. But I don't have the means to make her fall asleep. She's got me there.
The rule is that she must stay in her room for an hour and a half. After that time, if she is still awake, she is allowed out of her room.
Twice this week, Emma Jane has gleefully left her room after the required
imprisonment rest time, only to do this an hour later: