This one isn't about needles although with such a title, it could be.
Here's where we are in the sleeping thing: The Boy goes to bed and cooperates, usually, except that tonight it took quite a bit longer. But he goes to bed and he sleeps for awhile. He gets up at some point during the earlier end of the middle of the night (a 12 or 1 sort of thing) and is quickly helped back to bed.
The problem comes at about 4 AM. Too early to be considered morning, or even close to wakeup time. 5:30 or 6:00 is morning, and he can come into bed with us at that point even if we're all going back to sleep, which we probably are doing. But this 3:30 or 4 AM thing just isn't going to work. The issue is that unlike the earlier waking, this one doesn't seem to be solvable by a quick re-tucking and that's it. It requires something more along the lines of 15 minutes of sitting with him, which we just can't handle at 4 AM. Or rather, we can't do it anymore because we've been so spoiled by the pleasant sleep that we've been getting with him. I mean, how cool is it that he sleeps until 8:30 AM on the weekends? What toddler does that?
Right now, we're watching Battlestar Galactica. Too busy to keep writing.