After much effort to put child to bed, we resorted to silent treatment.
J: GET ON YOUR COMPUTER
J: She keeps turning the light on and off in my office
J: Now she is going through my CDs
J: ok she is playing with a puzzle
J: now she is putting it away
J: Now she is just walking around the room looking in the air
J: Playing with the broken chair
J: I think I have to vacate
J: here I go
J: SHE KEEPS FOLLOWING ME!
J: I'm going to drop the hammer
J: She is brushing my hair!
J: What the heck am I supposed to do with that?
J: I'm going to ask her politely to go to bed
J: What do you think?
K: i don't know, this is some pre-school psychology experiment
J: She's climbing up on the bed
K: her bed?
J: no OURS
K: any bed would be fine, i guess...
J: ok now she is turning off every light
J: then turning them back on again
K: the door from our room to living room is closed
K: did i just hear a toilet flush?
J: She came in the back way
J: The little stinker
J: No flushing
K: back way to where?
J: The hallway door
K: where is she now?
J: Close the door to the living room
J: Lets try and keep her in this side of the house
J: She's in the bedroom
K: ok, fine, but i don't care
K: this is the least mad at her i have been since bedtime started two hours ago
K: this is fun
J: She keeps messing with the lamps
J: She keeps LOOKING at me
J: touching my arm
J: like "PAY ATTENTION TO ME"
K: be strong, sugawa
J: Why isn't she bothering YOU?
K: because i am mean
J: No you are not
K: you are weak!
J: She's going to break the DVD player
K: the one in our room?
K: is pretty much broken anyway
J: I HAVE to tell her to stop it
K: is she safe?
J: SHE IS TOTALLY BREAKING IT
J: but she is breaking it
J: It's kind of driving me nuts
K: I know
K: she is wiley
J: I'll leave the room
K: come in here with me
K: where it's fun
J: ok now she is playing with your belt
K: which belt?
J: and dragging it on the ground like a train
J: The El Paso belt
K: let's pretend we're going to bed
K: is she whispering?
K: what was that noise?
J: She is messing around in the closet
K: maybe not good
J: oh sure. take your clothes off the hanger or break the DVD player
J: she is wearing a basket on her head
K: trying to squelch laughter
J: She is sitting on the bed
J: SHE JUST TURNED ON THE TV!!!
K: WHAT DO WE DO? SHE IS WINNING.
J: Fresh Prince of Belaire is on
K: let's go sit on the front lawn
K: she loves some will smith
J: so it seems
K: is this working?
J: I don't think so
J: Can I whisper to her to go to bed?
K: she is waiting for some feedback from us
K: if anything, maybe we silently put her in bed
K: NO WORDS
J: That's a good idea
J: I'm going to try that right now
J: here we go